New Police drug test for motorists

WA Police are implementing a new drug swipe kit, allowing officers to test for more than just the presence of alcohol. 200 roadside drug testing kits are being rolled out across metropolitan and regional WA, alongside an increased police crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive season. The three step test will help…

Man Charged Following Port Kennedy Police Chase

A Port Kennedy man has been charged over an overnight police chase that resulted in a crash with a street light. Traffic Enforcement Group officers allege a Toyota Hilux utility was speeding on Port Kennedy Drive about 10:30pm on Thursday. Police activated their emergency lights and siren and signalled the driver to stop. The vehicle…

Stolen Car Chase Ends In Mt Hawthorn

This story is written by WAMN News journalist Cesilia Faustina. A Hocking man armed with a sword was caught recklessly driving by police after causing destruction on Perth’s road. A 30 year old man from Hocking managed to steal two vehicles and was seen publicly crashing into a number of cars, causing damage to both…

Buswell’s RiskCover Claim Form and Emails Released

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. Documents released under Freedom of Information reveal that a Motor Vehicle Claim Form was submitted to RiskCover on 16th April 2014. The form was for the Holden Caprice that was damaged by Mr Buswell after he attended a wedding reception in February earlier this year. As…

Traffic Infringement Fines Are Set To Skyrocket

Western Australian drivers will face heavier fines with the government’s decision to raise penalties. Fines for using a mobile phone while driving will increase to $400, speeding fines below nine kilometers per hour will increase to $100.The demerit point deduction system will also be revamped. Police Minister Liza Harvey believes the changes will discourage unsafe…

Double Demerits for Australia Day

WA Police Minister Liza Harvey reminded motorists that double demerit points will apply from midnight tonight until Monday. Double demerit points will be given to those who’ve committed to offenses such as drink or drug driving; speeding; failing to wear a seatbelt or child restraint; and those carrying passengers in the open load space of…