Denmark Police Getz their man.
At approximately 3:05pm yesterday, 7 December 2015, Walpole Police observed the driver of a white Hyundai Getz not wearing a seatbelt at the intersection of Pier Street and Vista Street, Walpole.
They attempted to stop the Getz, however it is alleged that the driver accelerated away, refusing to stop.
A short time later Denmark Police were patrolling on South Coast Highway, Denmark when they observed the Getz travelling towards them at speed. Officers activated their lights and sirens, turned around and caught up with the Getz. At this time it is alleged that the Getz was travelling at 110km/h in a 90km/h zone.
It is further alleged that when officers were behind the Getz it veered to the incorrect side of the road and braked heavily. This positioned the Getz alongside the police vehicle. The driver of the Getz then sharply turned back into the left lane, ramming the police vehicle. Police braked as the Getz continued to turn left colliding with the front driver’s side of the police vehicle.
The Getz skidded sideways across the front of the police vehicle and both vehicles came to stop on the side of the road. Officers arrested the driver and he was conveyed to Denmark Hospital with minor injuries. He was later released and conveyed to Albany Police Station.
A 24 year old man from Halls Head has been charged with:
– Reckless Driving
– Exceed Speed Limit in a Speed Zone
– 2 x Fail to Stop when Directed by Police
– 2 x No Authority to Drive (Suspended)
– Driver Fail to Wear a Seatbelt
– Cross Continuous White Lines
– 2 x Possess Drug Paraphernalia
He will be appearing in the Albany Magistrates Court today, 8 December 2015. *Not the actual car pictured 😉