Driver arrested after police pursuit ended in crash at Kilburn, SA

A man has been arrested for driving offences and breaching his home detention after a car crashed during a police pursuit on Grand Junction Road at Kilburn last night, according to SA Police.

Just before 11pm on Sunday 21 May, a police STAR group patrol attempted to stop a red 2003 Holden sedan on Grand Junction Road at Mansfield Park, but the driver allegedly refused and accelerated quickly away from the police vehicle east along Grand Junction Road.

The police patrol pursued the red Commodore, but shortly after the railway bridge on Grand Junction Road, the driver of the Commodore lost control crashing into a light pole, then skidding out of control along Grand Junction Road, before hitting a B-double truck stationary at the intersection of Churchill Road at Kilburn.

The driver a 29-year-old man attempted to run from the scene with an arm injury but he was quickly apprehended and arrested.

Two male passengers in the Commodore were not injured in the crash and at this point haven’t been charged.

The driver was conveyed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with a suspected broken arm, he has been charged with aggravated drive to evade police, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, driving disqualified, breaching home detention, possessing ammunition with a licence, and going equipped to commit an offence after a knife and balaclava were found in the car.

The arrested man is expected to be refused police bail.

Police enquiries are continuing on the incident, there was only minor damage to the B–double truck and no damage to any police vehicles.

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