Police arrest driver after pursuit ends in Port Wakefield

A man was arrested after an overnight police pursuit that started in Edwardstown and finished in Port Wakefield.

Just before 2.30am on Tuesday 24 September, police spotted a station wagon in Raglan Avenue, Edwardstown. The driver was wearing a balaclava and the car was displaying false number plates.

The station wagon took off at speed, north along South Road and patrols terminated the pursuit for safety reasons.

An unmarked police car followed the vehicle at a distance as the car got onto the Salisbury Highway, then continued north on Port Wakefield Road.

The car’s tyres were successfully spiked at the entrance to Port Wakefield at 3.30am. The car continued, shredding all four tyres, before finally coming to a stop and crashing into a street sign at the intersection of Copper Coast Highway and Yorke Highway.

The driver was arrested at the scene. He sustained minor facial injuries in the collision and was taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

The 25-year-old man is expected to be charged with drive dangerously to escape police and resist arrest and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court later today.

Enquiries are continuing to determine if the vehicle is stolen.

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