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A man has been charged after he crashed his car while allegedly trying to escape from police in Kingsley last night.

Just after 6pm, police activated their emergency lights, signalling for the car in front of them to pull over.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and officers were unable to continue the chase because of traffic congestion.

A police helicopter was assigned to track the vehicle, which was carrying a male driver and female passenger.

The helicopter followed the offenders along Hepburn Avenue until they collided with a car near the Mitchell Freeway about 6:20pm.

The driver was arrested and taken to Joondalup police station.

He has been charged with failure to stop, reckless driving and no authority to drive.