A female driver was arrested after crashing her car twice while trying to evade police.
A Dog Operations patrol spotted the red Holden Commodore sedan on Regency Road, Croydon Park about 3.45am on Thursday 8 July and attempted to speak to the driver.
It will be alleged the vehicle took off at speed, lost control and crashed into the traffic light at the intersection of Regency Road and Days Road.
The police officer sustained a minor injury to his hand trying to remove the driver from the car, but couldn’t prevent the Commodore from leaving the scene.
It continued south along Days Road, then left into Gray Street, where it crashed into a tree.
The driver, a 23-year-old Adelaide woman, was then arrested. She was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for minor injuries. She has been charged with driving while disqualified, driving unregistered, displaying stolen plates, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, dangerous driving to escape police and possess prescription medication.
She was refused police bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court today.
The vehicle was towed from the scene.