Stinger used in Swan Valley pursuit

Police used a stinger to stop a driver after he allegedly led them on a chase through the Swan Valley last night.

Police attempted to stop the 38-year-old Herne Hill man who was allegedly driving a Ford Falcon with false plates on Great Northern Highway at about 11pm.

The man allegedly failed to stop and led police on a chase through the Baskerville and Milledon areas.

Police used a stinger to stop the man at the intersection of Oakover Road and Railway Parade in Middle Swan.

The driver fled into a paddock where he was apprehended by police.

He has been charged with reckless driving, failing to stop, having no authority to drive and driving with a number plate not issued for that vehicle.

He is due to appear in Midland Magistrate's Court on April 4.

The West Australian

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