First posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:10 AM EDT | Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 11:18 AM EDT
A 25-year-old Australian man who allegedly left his three-year-old daughter in a burning car after he drove the stolen vehicle into a concrete barrier while drunk has been slapped with numerous charges, police say.
The little girl suffered serious injuries, Western Australian Police said.
Officers were called to a home in Perth for a domestic disturbance at 10:10 p.m. Sunday.
They were told a man left the scene in a stolen car with his daughter. Police monitored the car's movements, but didn't give chase out of concern for the girl's safety.
The car may have hit another car on the highway before crashing into a concrete barrier and bursting into flames, police said.
Officers were able to rescue the child from the burning car.
The man was arrested nearby, police said. He has been charged with drunk driving, aggravated assault, and dangerous driving. Due to his injuries, the accused may require a bedside hearing in hospital, police said.
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