Man charged over CBD traffic offences

A man has been charged following a series of traffic incidents in Perth yesterday.

It will be alleged around 3pm the man was at a house in Camilo of a person known to him, before he took the keys to a Holden Station wagon without permission and left.

It will further be alleged after 5:45pm he travelled through East Perth, Perth and Northbridge exceeding the speed limit, breaching red traffic light controls, and drove on the incorrect side of the road.

At this time, the vehicle narrowly missed pedestrians and other vehicles.

The man travelled the wrong way along Hay Street, near Milligan Street, after 6pm, and crashed into three vehicles.

He continued along Hay Street against the flow of traffic towards William Street and attempted to fit between a CAT bus and another vehicle, but became wedged between the two.

The driver fled the vehicle and was then apprehended by members of the public a short distance away.

A 31 year old man from High Wycombe has been charged with:

– No authority to drive – suspended (other than fines suspension)

– Driver in incident occasioning property damage failed to give name and address

– Driver fail to stop – property damage

– Steal Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly

He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today, 1 November 2019.


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