Butler motorcyclist charged

A Butler man was charged with a number of offences after he ran a red light at the intersection of Warwick and Erindale roads.

A BUTLER motorcycle rider was charged by the Warwick local policing team after he attempted to evade police on Tuesday, May 31 and was due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court the next day. 

WA Police said about 8.55pm officers saw a Yamaha motorcycle approach the intersection of Warwick and Erindale roads.

A police spokesman said officers will allege after the motorcycle rider looked towards them it will be alleged he accelerated through a red traffic light, narrowly missing a vehicle that was proceeding through a green light. 

He said the officers attempted to stop the motorcycle but will allege the rider failed to stop and attempted to evade police.

“The motorcycle continued along Warwick Rd and is it passed through the intersection of Dorchester Ave at an unsafe speed the rider was forced to swerve to miss a vehicle, and shortly after had to swerve to miss another vehicle, however he was unable to do so and struck the vehicle,’’ he said.

“After falling from the motorcycle and sliding along the road the rider attempted to run into nearby bushland, however the police officers arrested him as he tried to climb a brick wall.

“He was then taken to Royal Perth Hospital due to injuries he received in the crash. 

“The motorcycle has since been identified as a stolen vehicle, and it will be alleged a search of the rider and his backpack resulted in the discovery of cannabis, amphetamine, a balaclava and a number of tools. 

The 31-year-old man, who was refused bail, was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, two counts of reckless driving, no authority to drive (incorrect class), possessing a prohibited drug (cannabis), possessing a prohibited drug (amphetamine) and possession of housebreaking implements.