Police arrest two after pursuit with BMW, South Australia

A man and woman have been arrested following a pursuit from the city to the eastern suburbs last night.

Just after 9pm on Friday 9 January, a police patrol stopped a man and a woman in a black BMW sedan in Grenfell Street for a routine traffic stop.

The patrol were making checks on what appeared to be a fake driver’s licence produced by the male driver, when suddenly the BMW accelerated away east on Grenfell Street.

The BMW travelled through several red light intersections in the city and then the wrong way around the Britannia roundabout in heavy traffic.

Police lost sight of the BMW in the backstreets, but a short time later PolAir located the wanted car abandoned in a hotel car-park on Regent Street.

Police investigations led them to a house on Church Avenue at Norwood where the man and woman from the vehicle were located and arrested.

A search of the premises uncovered a quantity of methamphetamine and a imitation firearm.

The 32-year-old man from Norwood has been charged with dangerous driving to escape police, trafficking a controlled drug, possessing a firearm without a licence.

The 23-year-old woman also from Norwood was also charged trafficking a controlled drug, possessing a firearm without a licence and hindering police.

Both have been refused police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.

The BMW has also been impounded for forensic examination.

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