Ben Cousins arrested after police pursuit

Monique Dirksz, Seven News

Former Eagles footballer Ben Cousins has been arrested following a police pursuit.

Cousins was allegedly driving recklessly along Preston Point road in Bicton around 10.30pm last night when police attempted to pull the car over.

It’s alleged Cousins continued to drive, running red lights, at very slow speeds.

It’s understood Cousins told police over the phone it was a family emergency and he couldn’t stop.

He was arrested at the corner of Gill and Solomon streets in Mosman Park.

Ben Cousins outside the Fremantle Police Station. Picture: Seven News

Ben Cousins outside the Fremantle Police Station. Picture: Seven News

He’s been charged with reckless driving, failing to stop and failing to give a sample of breath.

He’s been released on bail and will appear in court on April 8.

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