Man faces multiple driving charges
WAROONA police have charged a man after an alleged hit and run incident in the town’s CBD.
At about 7.30am on Monday, February 5, the driver of a Toyota Camry pulled up behind a Nissan Navara which had come to a stop on Hill Street.
Based on a statement from the Camry driver, Police allege the driver of the Navara suddenly re- versed his vehicle at speed, causing extensive damage to the Camry.
It is alleged the driver of the Navara then verbally abused the other motorist before fleeing the scene in his vehicle.
Police put the call out, urging witnesses to come forward with information or dash-cam footage.
Later that day, a vehicle of a similar description was involved in a crash in Mandurah.
Police allege the male driver of a Nissan Navara crashed into a bus around midday and then fled the scene.
Officers were able to identify the vehicle with the help of witness statements from the scene.
As investigations continued, police were able to link the two incidents and locate the registered owner of the vehicle.
A 32-year-old Waroona man was charged with driving under suspension, failure to report a crash to police, failing to stop and exchange details and careless driving.
The man was released on bail and will appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court later this month.
On Tuesday, February 6, Waroona police performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Old Coast Road.
One of the vehicle occupants was allegedly found in possession of 100g of cannabis and the other occupant allegedly found in possession of 25g of cannabis and 0.1g of methamphetamine.
Both Lake Clifton men were charged with possession of cannabis, with one also charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Police say they are maintaining their focus on keeping drugs off the streets and ask for anyone with information on drug activity to come forward.