Motorist with children in alleged high-speed chase through Geraldton
Motorist with children in alleged high-speed chase through Geraldton

A motorist who allegedly led police on a high speed chase through Geraldton, with two young children in his car, wept when he appeared in court.

Police will allege Shane George Craddock, 25, travelled at speeds in excess of 150 km/h during the chase, through Geraldton, Rangeway and Utakarra on Wednesday.

Mr Craddock was charged with driving a motor vehicle in a manner that was inherently dangerous to escape pursuit, failing to stop and no authority to drive.

He was not required to enter pleas and he did not apply for bail when he appeared in court yesterday.

He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and spent the night in custody before appearing in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today.

Police will allege Mr Craddock was driving a Holden Commodore along Cathedral Avenue when they attempted to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Hermitage Street shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Police will also allege there were four passengers in the car, including a small child and an infant.

Mr Craddock allegedly accelerated heavily, and police pursued the vehicle through Rangeway and Utakarra.

The high speed chase came to an end in Wonthella.

Mr Craddock was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for six breaches of a community-based order.

He appeared visibly upset during proceedings and cried as he left the court.

Mr Craddock was remanded in custody until August 14.

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