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Deadly driver sought
'Deadly' driver sought

Police are chasing a motorist they say is “extremely dangerous” and highly likely to kill an innocent person unless caught.

Their public plea for help comes after a Mingenew youth who had her licence for just three days was lucky to escape death or serious injury when her car rolled after the driver of a ute overtook her on the crest of a hill on the Mingenew-Morawa Road.

The driver of a dark coloured ute crossed double white lines on a blind corner near Mount Budd as the sun was setting on August 2. A 17-year-old Mingenew girl rolled her car and was knocked unconscious.

Mingenew police Sergeant Jason Mercer said the driver would have witnessed the accident, but did not stop to assist the girl.

“This hoon driver is extremely dangerous and is highly likely to kill someone innocent very soon,” Sergeant Mercer said.

He said the driver’s lack of remorse was proven by the fact he didn’t stop speeding, and was witnessed hooning shortly after the rollover.

“He didn’t care about the girl he ran off the road, he didn’t care about his female passenger, himself or anyone that may have been coming from the opposite direction.”

The male driver was seen speeding again on the Mingenew-Morawa Road the following day.

Sergeant Mercer compared the seriousness of dangerous hoon driving to firing a rifle into the town.

“If someone was sitting on Mingenew Hill with a rifle, and once a day fired just a single bullet randomly into the town, can you imagine how seriously people would take this matter?” he said.

“Common sense tells us that inevitably, the bullet will hit someone.”

The ute, either a Falcon or Commodore, has a matching dark coloured fibreglass well cover on the back.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote crash number 5960168373.

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