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Update: Pair charged after traffic stop at Happy Valley

14 Sep 2020 7:22pm

Two people have been arrested after a traffic incident at Happy Valley.

Police will allege that about 2.15pm today (Monday 14 September), traffic patrols attempted to stop a black motorcycle on Flaxmill Road, Christie Downs due to the bike bearing false number plates.

The rider and his pillion passenger took off from police, and the bike was not pursued.

About ten minutes later, police saw the bike when it had stopped at the intersection of Kenihans and Panalatinga Roads, about to head north on the Southern Expressway.

The rider again attempted to speed off, but crashed into a police car, and he and his passenger were arrested at the scene.

The rider, a 30-year-old man from Hackham West has been charged with dangerous driving to escape police pursuit (following his attempt to speed off before crashing into police car), illegal use of a motor vehicle, contravene condition of learners licence and drive motor vehicle with defaced number plate.  He was also drug tested and returned a positive result to methamphetamine. Bail was refused and he will face the Christies Beach Magistrates Court tomorrow.

His passenger, a 40-year-old woman from Christie Downs has been charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle. She has been bailed to appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on 28 October.