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Cops find man hiding in neck deep water after pursuit

A police dog has sniffed out a man hiding in neck deep water after a dramatic police pursuit in Perth’s south early Wednesday morning.

Police say the 44-year-old man failed to stop at a red light in Hillman about 12.15am, prompting officers to activate their lights and sirens and pull him over.

It will be alleged the man, driving a Mitsubishi 380, refused to pull over and fled the scene, driving through multiple suburbs in an attempt to dodge police.

The chase continued through Hillman, Rockingham, and Medina before the man allegedly dumped the car on Mundijong Road near St Albans Road in Baldivis.

Police claim the man abandoned the car and jumped the fence of the Alcoa Wellard Wetlands, where he hid from officers in “neck deep water”.

The police K9 unit was deployed, with a police dog locating the 44-year-old hiding. He handed himself to officers after being challenged by the dog.

The man has been charged with a string of offences including aggravated assault occasionally bodily harm, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police and no authority to drive.

The Narrogin man is due to appear before Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

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