Police arrest driver after northern suburbs pursuit, South Australia

A Davoren Park man will face court on numerous traffic charges following a pursuit that started at Smithfield Plains overnight.

Just before 3.30am Wednesday 20 May, northern district patrols spotted a white Ford Laser driving around the Smithfield Plains area on two separate occasions losing sight of the car at Blakeview, after it turned out it’s lights and drove on the wrong side of the road..

A short time later, the Laser was picked up again at Elizabeth Park and it was pursued along Main North Road then Kinkaid Road at Elizabeth East. Police patrols set up road spikes on Yorketown Road successfully puncturing both passengers side tyres of the Laser.

However the Laser continued to travel into Elizabeth South along Fairfield Road, then north on Philip Highway, eventually stopping on Main North Road at Elizabeth North with both passengers tyres now shredded and the car travelling on bare rims.

The driver, a 30-year-old man from Davoren Park was arrested and charged with driving to evade police, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, driving an unregistered car and driving with an expired licence after it checks revealed his licence expire din July last year.

The white Ford Laser which was owned by the driver, was towed from the scene and impounded for 28 days.

A 25-year-old woman who was passenger in the car, was reported for carrying an offensive weapon after she was found in possession of a baseball bat.

The arrested man has been bailed to appear in Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 30 June.

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