Police arrest driver after crash at Glenelg North, South Australia

A man has been arrested after crashing his car at Glenelg North early this morning.

Just before 4.30am on Tuesday 26 November police received several calls from members of the public after a car had crashed into a fence on the corner of Tapleys Hill Road and Fulton Street. The driver of the car was then seen running off.

Police patrols attended and set up cordons around the abandoned silver Toyota sedan. The front number plate had been altered.

The same car had been spotted by police earlier speeding along Brighton Road but was not pursued.

Police Dog Operations were brought in to assist with the search and PD Zeus was able to pick up a track at a nearby bowls club. Police then located the alleged driver, and registered owner of the car, hiding in bushes along the fence line.

A 20-year-old man from West Lakes was arrested and charged with driving without due care, driving contrary to defect and leaving the scene of an accident. He will likely be bailed to appear in court at a later date.

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