Stingers used to stop speeding motorist

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Police say they were forced to use a tyre deflation device to stop a speeding motorist in Geraldton yesterday.

The motorist allegedly sped away when police tried to pull her over in Fitzgerald Street, Beachlands, about 1.40am.

She then allegedly broke the speed limit as she drove north through Geraldton to the 440 Roadhouse at Drummond Cove.

There she allegedly turned back towards Geraldton along Chapman Road, where stingers were deployed, deflating her front tyres.

Police say the Holden Commodore stopped in Brisbane Street, Waggrakine, and the occupants fled.

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A 32-year-old Yalgoo woman was later arrested and charged with a number of offences, including reckless driving (aggravated to evade police) and failing to stop.

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