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WA driver fleeing police crashes into pole

AAP logoAAP 9/10/2016

A man has been charged after speeding away from police and driving on the wrong side of the road before smashing into a pole in Perth's north.

Officers tried to stop the driver in Mount Hawthorn just after 11pm on Saturday but he allegedly sped away towards the Mitchell Freeway before crashing, then unsuccessfully tried to run away.

The 34-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving, no authority to drive, failing to stop, failing to report an incident and possessing a prohibited drug.

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