Man arrested after car spiked after police pursuit, SA

A man has been arrested after police patrols used road spikes to stop a speeding car through the western suburbs overnight, according to SA Police.

Just before 3.30am, a Sturt patrol spotted a black Toyota Supra with Northern Territory registration, travelling at fast rate on Diagonal Road at Sturt, the car wasn’t pursued, but it was then spotted again north on Morphett Road and again north on Marion Road.

Police set up road spikes on Marion Road near Cross Road at South Plympton, puncturing one of the Supra’s tyres, but it continued along west James Melrose Road behind the airport with a flat tyre.

The Supra was followed then north on Tapleys Hill Road where it lost a rear tyre and continued to Fulham, where the driver dumped the car near the intersection of Henley Beach Road and Murray Street and ran from the vehicle.

Police patrols converged on the area and set up cordons around the area including the Linear Track. Police dog Ruger was called in and he tracked the suspect across Henley beach Road and west along the Linear track where he was detained near Kandy Avenue.

The 29-year-old man from Richmond was arrested and charged with driving to evade police and driving in a manner dangerous to the public, driving unlicensed.

Police are currently making enquiries as to the ownership of the Toyota Supra with the Northern Territory registration.

/Public Release.