WA parking inspector victim of hit and run


A man accused of deliberately driving his Mercedes into a parking inspector in Fremantle has been charged with a string of offences, including reckless driving and drug possession.

The parking inspector was pinned against another car following a hail of threats and abuse when the driver of the Mercedes was told to move on from an Australia Post parking bay on Wednesday afternoon.

WA Police say they later saw the Mercedes driving erratically and when it eventually stopped, the driver was aggressive and abusive and ran off before a member of the public helped by pushing him to the ground.

A 42-year-old Riverton man has been charged with a dozen offences including endangering the life, health and safety of a person, threats to injure, criminal damage and possessing methylamphetamine with intent to sell.

The City of Fremantle said in a statement that the 30-year-old parking inspector had suffered severe bruising to his legs and was recovering at home after being discharged from hospital.

The city described the assault as violent and cowardly.

"The City of Fremantle will not tolerate any type of violence against our staff," the statement read.

"Our primary concern is for the welfare of a fellow employee and ensuring he and his family, as well as his colleagues are well supported through what would have been a frightening experience."