Police arrest driver after Salisbury North pursuit, South Australia

Police have arrested a man following a pursuit at Salisbury North.

Just after 5.30pm on Thursday 2 December, police attempted to stop a grey BMW station wagon on Gary Road. When officers activated their emergency lights and indicated for the driver to pull over, the driver turned at the end of the cul-de-sac and drove towards the patrol. The BMW collided with the front of the police car and sped off.

Minor damage was caused to the front of the patrol car but luckily no one was injured.

The BMW was pursued by police along Downton Avenue, Waterloo Corner Road and onto Whites Road before being terminated due to safety reasons.

The car was spotted shortly after in nearby backstreets and was followed along Burton Road and Bolivar Roads.

The BMW turned into Bermudez Crescent, and as it travelled through the roundabout at Liberator Drive, the BMW drove on the wrong side and collided with a blue Hyundai Tucson. Luckily the driver was not injured.

The BMW continued along Liberator Drive for a short distance before the driver abandoned the car and ran off.

With the assistance of PolAir and Dog Operations, the alleged driver was located in Magdalena Crescent, Paralowie where he was arrested.

Police will allege that during the incident, the BMW also collided with a parked Holden sedan in Header Avenue, Salisbury North.

A 25-year-old man from Munno Para West was charged with numerous offences including dangerous driving to evade police pursuit, driving without due care and drive while disqualified. He was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 13 January.

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