Man arrested after pursuit at Salisbury, SA

A man has been arrested after he allegedly crashed into a police motorcycle at Salisbury last night, according to SA Police.

Police will allege that at about 10.40pm, a police motorcycle officer attempted to stop a Ford sedan after it was seen driving without its lights on.

The patrol attempted to stop the car by activating its emergency lights, but the sedan sped off and then braked suddenly while the officer was riding behind the car.

He was forced to take evasive action and rode past the car, which then swerved left and collided with the motorcycle before speeding off again onto Waterloo Corner Road. The officer was not injured, and the police motorcycle sustained minor damage.

Another patrol saw the car on Commercial Road, and pursued it briefly until the police helicopter PolAir was able to safely monitor the Ford sedan.

PolAir tracked the car to Donna Court, where the driver got out of the Ford and into another car, and drove away.

He was tracked to the Salisbury North golf course, where he was arrested.

A 24-year-old Para Hills West man was charged with driving while disqualified, driving dangerously to escape a pursuit, aggravated endanger life and state false personal details.

He was refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court today.

/Public Release.