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Car crashes into house s wall
Car crashes into house's wall

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Geraldton overnight after the car he was driving crashed into the wall of a house on Chapman Valley Road.

Geraldton police dog squad was on patrol late last night when the dog handler allegedly saw an orange Mitsubishi Lancer with no registration plates being driven in an erratic manner.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it is alleged it sped away.

Patrols were conducted in an effort to find the vehicle in the Waggrakine area, just north of Geraldton.

Police saw the vehicle in Beattie Road about 1am. A passenger exited the vehicle.

The vehicle drove away as the dog handler chased the passenger on foot before being arrested.

Police received a call at 1.10am about a car that had crashed into a house on Chapman Valley Road.

Officers allege it was the same Mitsubishi Lancer they had been looking for.

The vehicle mounted the kerb, struck two small trees and crashed into the brick wall of the house.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, suffered an eye injury in the crash was taken to Geraldton Hospital, where he was arrested.

The house was occupied at the time, but no one inside was injured.

Investigations into the crash continue and charges are yet to be laid.

The West Australian

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