Man faces mul­ti­ple driv­ing charges

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

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.

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