Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

COCK­BURN po­lice charged a man they al­lege fled af­ter they tried to pull him over on May 27. Po­lice said they tried to stop the man on Phoenix Road in Spear­wood just be­fore 5pm, al­leg­ing he ac­cel­er­ated away at speed af­ter they ac­ti­vated their lights. The 23-year-old Balid­vis man con­tin­ued through sub­urbs be­fore los­ing con­trol of the Hyundai sedan he was driv­ing in Ber­tram and col­lid­ing with a parked ve­hi­cle at low speed. Po­lice al­lege the driver then at­tempted to run but was ap­pre­hended by of­fi­cers at the scene. Among the charges laid against him was fail­ing to stop and as­sault­ing a pub­lic of­fi­cer.

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