Two arrests after chase through hills

Two arrests after chase through hills

Two police vehicles were allegedly rammed during the getaway attempt.

Police have arrested two men after they allegedly led police on a high-speed chase starting in Gosnells on Thursday night.

Officers attempted to stop a black Holden Commodore on Federation Parade about 11.30pm.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and sped away.

Police followed the vehicle through Gosnells, Martin, Canning Mills, Karragullen, Roleystone and Kelmscott.

During the chase the passenger allegedly threw various items out the car window towards the police vehicle.

A stinger was successfully deployed on Brookton Highway, deflating both of the vehicle’s front tyres.

The driver continued driving before losing control and crashing into a tree on River Road in Kelmscott.

He then allegedly rammed two police vehicles in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Police deployed a taser and arrested him.

The passenger was arrested without incident.

Inquiries revealed the Holden Commodore was bearing false number plates and had been stolen during a burglary in Baldivis on July 28.

The driver, a 31-year-old Hilbert man was charged with four counts of assault with intent to prevent arrest of a person and one count each of stealing a motor vehicle, no authority to drive, reckless driving, failing to comply with a direction to stop and a breach of bail undertaking.

The 24-year-old passenger rom Brookdale was charged with giving false personal details to police, possessing a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine) and stealing a motor vehicle.

Both men appeared in Armadale Magistrates Court on August 5.