Charges after man abandons car in Baldivis
Police arrested a man after an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning in Lakelands.
About 12.20am, Mandurah police officers were conducting patrols of the area when they saw a Holden Commodore sedan travelling along Lake Valley Drive in an erratic manner.
When the officers activated their emergency lights and sirens to get the vehicle to stop, the driver allegedly accelerated away in an attempt to evade them.
The Commodore was allegedly driven through multiple suburbs before the driver abandoned the vehicle on Camelot Street in Baldivis and ran into nearby bushland.
Three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody after police dog Faustus was deployed and tracked the driver to his hiding place behind bushes.
The 20- year- old man of no fixed address was charged with failing to comply with a direction to stop, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, having no authority to drive, possessing cannabis and methylamphetamine, and possessing a prohibited weapon.