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Fishtailing driver charged, car seized
Fishtailing driver charged, car seized

A driver who fishtailed a Commodore ute on to Hepburn Avenue last night has had his car seized and has been charged with reckless driving and failing to stop for police.

About 6pm last night a Dog Squad unit was on patrol in Greenwood when a police dog handler saw a Holden Commodore ute turn on to Hepburn Avenue from Cockman Road and accelerate heavily, causing the vehicle to fishtail for approximately 150m.

A police spokesman said the officer turned his vehicle around and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver allegedly failed to stop.

The vehicle was followed and the driver left the vehicle and attempted to run through an alleyway.

The driver was challenged to stop, but allegedly continued to run.

"Police Dog Freddie was deployed and he chased down and detained the driver about 40m along the alleyway," the police spokesman said.

A 20 year old man from Greenwood was arrested and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

He will face Reckless Driving and Fail to Stop charges in court at a later date.

The West Australian

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