A 37-year-old man had methamphetamine in his system when he crashed his car at high speed after fleeing police in Albany, leaving his girlfriend with a broken leg, pelvis and collarbone. The Albany Magistrate’s Court was told on Tuesday Winston Clive Williams’ girfriend was flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service after suffering multiple major fractures in the March 13 crash. Police prosecutor Sgt Dave Loverock told the court Williams had reached 140km/h in a 60km/h zone on Ulster Road after speeding away from police when they tried to stop him at the Spencer Park Shopping Centre. Williams took off down Hardie Road and crossed into oncoming traffic before crashing into a timber power pole on Ulster Road, near the intersection of Angove Road. Roads were wet and his girlfriend was in the passenger seat of the high-powered Subaru WRX. The crash snapped the power pole and brought powerlines down across neighbouring properties. Williams had lost control of the Subaru and hit a kerb after swerving back into his own lane around a bend on Ulster Road to avoid hitting an oncoming car. A witness told the Advertiser at the time other road users were “traumatised” by the crash. “(Williams) traumatised a couple of other drivers as he passed them on the wrong side of the road,” the witness said. “That house would have been absolutely demolished if he didn’t hit the power pole. “It would have exploded at the speed he was travelling if he didn’t hit that pole.” Williams was left with suspected bleeding on the brain and a fractured left arm. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm in aggravated circumstances, and will face the District Court next month. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop for police, driving without a licence, and driving with meth in his blood. Williams was due to be sentenced on Tuesday afternoon, but Magistrate Raelene Johnston decided to refer the matter to the District Court. Ms Johnston told the court she had concerns the maximum penalty she could impose in her jurisdiction would not reflect the seriousness of Williams’ offending. In WA, a District Court judge can impose a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years for dangerous driving causing GBH in aggravated circumstances. Three years is the maximum prison term able to be handed down by a magistrate.