Police arrest man after pursuit at Elizabeth, South Australia

A man was arrested after a brief police pursuit at Elizabeth.

Just before 8.30pm on Tuesday 17 September, police spotted a silver Ford Fairmont sedan with stolen plates on John Rice Avenue, Elizabeth. The car took off from patrols and was pursued north.

A few minutes later, the car rammed a police car at the intersection of Woodford Road and Womma Road, Elizabeth.

The collision sparked a small fire which was extinguished by police.

The driver was arrested and taken to the Elizabeth Police Station. Police also found a quantity of ammunition in the vehicle.

No officers were injured in the collision, but officers did sustain minor injuries during the arrest and removal of the suspect from the car. They were treated at the Wakefield Hospital.

The arrested man was treated at the police station by paramedics for minor injuries and taken to the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

He has not yet been interviewed or charged, but is expected to face charges relating to the pursuit, stolen plates and insecure ammunition.

The silver Ford Fairmont sedan was seized by police and towed away for forensic examination. Investigations are continuing to determine if the vehicle is stolen, or just the plates.

Members of the public have approached police to report being involved in minor collisions with the Ford sedan as it attempted to evade police in the Elizabeth area. Anyone who had a collision, a near miss or saw the manner of driving should report it to a police station or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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