Erik Larsson has been charged with careless driving and obstructing a police officer after the search which ended when a member of the public spotted him on South Coast Highway.
The 36-year-old Albany man was taken into custody and interviewed in Bunbury before making a brief court appearance where bail was refused.
Wrap of the day two action from senior country week as the Albany and Districts first XI make it two wins in a row.
Results from the opening day of senior country week as the Albany and Districts first XI start with a big win.
Police officers dressed in protective equipment arrested the man, who was holidaying in the Great Southern town, at Prawn Rock Channel.
Members of the public witnessed police officers dressed in protective equipment take the man into custody in the car park.
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SES volunteers in the Great Southern region have experienced a staggering number of call-outs so far this year, with most of them being major search and rescue operations.
Great Southern police Acting Inspector Hugh Letessier said a report was being prepared for the coroner.
Belinda Smith is one of three Great Southern players who are on the Eagles’ AFLW list and the rebounding defender was among their best contributors in the season opener.
The Albany and Districts Cricket Association T20 title has been won by Royals after a tight grand final with Mt Barker.
Wins in T20 matches, which are part of the regular A-grade premiership season, are worth three points – half what is on offer for a one-day victory.
In December there were 82 burglary offences reported in the Great Southern region and 32 of those happened in the Albany sub-district.
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