Burnout ac­cused in court

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Adam Poulsen

A 41-year-old Don­gara man who al­legedly did a burnout in front of po­lice be­fore lead­ing them on a short pur­suit while drunk is fac­ing sev­eral charges.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Luke Scott said po­lice re­ceived a re­port of a car be­ing driven reck­lessly in Don­gara last Fri­day night. Po­lice later spot­ted the ve­hi­cle parked at the Pri­ory Ho­tel in Port Deni­son.

The driver then left the ho­tel and took off down St Do­minics Road, al­legedly “fish­tail­ing and do­ing burnouts in front of po­lice”.

“We at­tempted to stop the ve­hi­cle, which has then failed to stop,” Sen. Const. Scott said.

He said the chase lasted about a minute be­fore fin­ish­ing on Church Street, Don­gara.

The driver and a 31-year-old male pas­sen­ger, also from Don­gara, then al­legedly ob­structed po­lice by re­sist­ing ar­rest.

The driver al­legedly failed a road­side breath test. His read­ing was later cal­cu­lated to 0.174.

He was charged with reck­less driv­ing to es­cape pur­suit, fail­ing to stop, ob­struct­ing po­lice, driv­ing an un­li­censed ve­hi­cle and drink driv­ing. The pas­sen­ger was charged with ob­struct­ing po­lice.

Both will face Ger­ald­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court at a later date.

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