• Hannah Phillips

Man Arrested - Crash at Port Wakefield


A man was arrested after trying to evade police at Port Wakefield yesterday afternoon.


About 1.30pm on Sunday 24 June, the man allegedly took off from police and drove onto Augusta Highway, Port Wakefield where he collided with another motorist and a pole.

The man then ran from his car and was chased down and restrained by the off-duty police officer whose car he crashed into.

A search of the man's vehicle allegedly revealed a quantity of drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia.

The 23-year-old Port Wakefield man was arrested and charged with driving in a manner dangerous and breaching an intervention order.

He was further reported for drug charges.

He was refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today, Monday 25 June.