Police arrest two after pursuit in stolen Commodore, South Australia

A driver and passenger were arrested after a police pursuit in the southern suburbs overnight.

Police spotted a silver sedan, with headlights off, doing burnouts on Flaxmill Road, Christie Downs just after 2.30am on Friday 22 March.

Patrols cordoned off the area, but had to quickly move their cars after the offending vehicle allegedly tried to ram them.

The vehicle headed north on Ocean Boulevard, where police were able to successfully spike the tyres. The car was followed by the police helicopter (PolAir) as it continued to head north. The car was followed until it stopped at Leader Street, Wayville and the driver and passenger were swiftly arrested by police on the ground.

A 43-year-old Gawler man was charged with illegal use, acts to endanger life, drive unlicensed and carry offensive weapon. He was also charged with making off without paying for petrol at Glen Osmond about 1.45am.

His passenger, a 17-year-old Christie Downs boy, was charged with illegal use, unlawful possession and drug offences.

They are expected to appear in the Christie Downs Magistrates and Youth Court today.

The silver Commodore was stolen from Windsor Gardens earlier in the night. The vehicle was seized for forensic examination.

Fortunately, no officers were injured and there was no damage to property or vehicles during this incident.

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