Police arrest driver after pursuit in Pooraka, South Australia

A man was arrested after a brief police pursuit overnight.

About 4.50am on Friday 6 August, a patrol was attempted to pull over a speeding ute towing an excavator on Sutherland Road, Ferryden Park, when the passenger threw a a pair of bolt cutters at the patrol car.

The driver refused to stop and a brief pursuit ensued.

The vehicle travelled north onto Main North Road before it was abandoned on the side of the road at Pooraka, near a bus stop near Quigley Street. The driver was seen to run to a nearby address.

Police cordoned off the area and located the suspect inside the house.

A 41-year-old Paralowie man was arrested and charged with engage in police pursuit. He will likely face further charges as investigations are continuing into the ute and excavator, which are both suspected of being stolen. They were both towed from the scene.

It’s believed the passenger ran from the ute near the intersection of Montague Road and Main North Road. He was wearing a balaclava, black puffer jacket, black pants and shoes. Police searched the area with the assistance of Police Dog Marley, however, he was not located.

Anyone who saw anyone matching this description in the area around 5am is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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