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Driver arrested after crashing into tree
Driver arrested after crashing into tree

Police allege a man behind the wheel of a stolen car crashed into a tree in Willagee last night after evading officers.

A police spokesman said Traffic Enforcement Group officers have charged a man after he crashed into a tree about 11pm.

"The officers had attempted the stop a Mazda CX-9 in Willagee, however the driver failed to stop," the spokesman said.

The driver allegedly attempted to evade police. He crashed into a tree on Wheyland Street.

The Mazda had been reported stolen from a residence in Bicton earlier in the evening.

A 24-year-old man from Bicton was taken into custody at the crash scene, and he has been charged with steal motor vehicle, reckless driving (to evade police), failing to stop and contraving a learner’s permit.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The West Australian

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