Rock thrower guilty

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Camera IconGeneric WA police car image. Credit: Pilbara News

The Busselton man behind a 26km rampage, throwing rocks at more than 18 cars, pleaded guilty to 57 criminal damage and driving charges on Tuesday.

Chad Andrew Sheridan appeared in Busselton Magistrate’s Court via video link from Graylands Hospital accused of repeatedly endangering human life between August 31 and November 2 last year.

He was charged with 28 counts of criminal damage and 26 counts of with intent to harm, omitted to do any act that it was the person’s duty to do, or did any act as a result of which the life, health or safety of any person was or was likely to be endangered. He was also charged with one count of refusing to provide a blood sample for analysis, one count of reckless driving, and one of dangerous driving.

Police said at 9.15am on November 2, Sheridan dangerously drove a gold-coloured Subaru station wagon on Bussell Highway and Caves Road while he threw rocks at passing vehicles.

The attacks caused a trail of destruction including smashed windscreens and shattered headlights.

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Some victims were treated in hospital but no one was seriously injured.

Sheridan was remanded to reappear in Busselton District Court for sentencing on September 30.

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