LAW LOOKS AF­TER FIRST RE­SPON­DERS

Joondalup Times - - STREET WATCH -

AT­TEND­ING road­side in­ci­dents can be risky busi­ness – that's why our roads have now been made safer for work­ers at­tend­ing emer­gen­cies. As of March 2, the new law re­quires mo­torists to re­duce speed to a max­i­mum of 40km/h when pass­ing in­ci­dent re­sponse ve­hi­cles with flash­ing lights and, where pos­si­ble and safe to do so, move to the next lane. This ap­plies to all emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles and first re­sponse per­son­nel who need to at­tend to road­side in­ci­dents very quickly. Their pri­or­ity is the safety and sur­vival of the per­son re­quir­ing as­sis­tance. Let’s look af­ter those who look af­ter us. - Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Hazell

WAR­WICK A 24-YEAR-old Koon­doola man was tasered by po­lice af­ter al­legedly lead­ing them on a chase through Perth’s north­ern sub­urbs re­cently. Po­lice saw a stolen Mazda hatch­back at 8.30pm on Satur­day, March 31, near the cor­ner of Moore­head Way and Hollingsworth Av­enue in Koon­doola. The driver al­legedly sped away when po­lice at­tempted to pull the car over. The Po­lice Air Wing he­li­copter be­came in­volved, al­low­ing the po­lice to back away and fol­low from a safe dis­tance. The ve­hi­cle drove to­ward War­wick as the he­li­copter mon­i­tored it and en­tered the round­about at Erindale Road and Ellers­dale Road. The car crashed into a Toy­ota Corolla at the round­about, caus­ing mi­nor in­juries to a man and a woman in­side the Corolla. They were taken to Joon­dalup Health Cam­pus as a pre­cau­tion. Po­lice came to the scene of the crash but the man al­legedly be­came ag­gres­sive when of­fi­cers ap­proached him. They de­ployed a taser and spray be­fore ar­rest­ing the man. Mirra­booka De­tec­tives charged the man with reck­less driv­ing, fail to stop, steal mo­tor ve­hi­cle and drive reck­lessly, no au­thor­ity to drive, ob­struct­ing po­lice of­fi­cers, pos­ses­sion of both metham­phetamine and drug para­pher­na­lia, as well as steal mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

EDGEWATER PO­LICE wish to speak with the man pic­tured in re­la­tion to scrib­ble that was dis­cov­ered on mul­ti­ple sur­faces at Edgewater train sta­tion. The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Joon­dalup Drive about 3.45pm on Fe­bru­ary 11. The man was thought to be aged in his early 20s. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call Crime Stop­pers.

CURRAMBINE DO you recog­nise these men? Po­lice wish to speak with them in re­la­tion to a theft in Currambine on March 3.

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