Police arrest woman after stealing taxi in Adelaide, South Australia

A woman has been arrested after stealing a taxi in Adelaide.

Police will allege that about 12.15am today (Saturday 5 June), a taxi driver picked up a woman in Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. She asked to be driven to another location in Adelaide, but refused to state exactly where.

She then stated that she wished to be driven to Victor Harbor. The driver refused and stopped the Toyota sedan in Frome Street.

When he exited the taxi to call police, the woman got into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Other patrols followed the taxi along Anzac Highway and then onto South Road, before it drove onto the Southern Expressway heading south.

The taxi then exited the Expressway off Beach Road and road spikes were used to stop the car near the intersection of Coe Court and Valerian Court in Christie Downs. The driver was arrested soon after.

The suspect, a 31-year-old woman of no fixed address was charged with numerous offences including illegal use of a motor vehicle, engaging in a police pursuit and other traffic offences.

She has been refused bail and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police do not believe this incident is related to the theft of another taxi in North Adelaide around the same time.

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