Pursuit and car fire, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a brief pursuit in the northern suburbs today.

About 10.45am Wednesday 13 January police were called to Nemesis Court in Buckland Park after reports a man had entered a rural property.

The reporting person called police and kept observations on the man who left the street in a white Holden station wagon.

Police raced to the area and spotted the car on Carmelo Road where a patrol activated their emergency lights in an attempt to stop the car. The Holden refused to stop and a police commenced a short pursuit before it was terminated due to safety reasons as the car turned onto Port Wakefield Road.

The car was spotted again by patrols on Waterloo Corner Road, Edinburgh Road, West Avenue then Purling Avenue in Edinburgh where police deployed road spikes.

The Holden attempted to avoid the road spikes, and lost control of the car colliding with an embankment. The driver, a 37-year-old Craigmore man ran from the car but was quickly arrested. As a result of the crash the car set alight, but was extinguished by police. The car was towed from the scene.

The man is expected to be charged with dangerous driving to escape police pursuit, speed dangerous, drive contrary to defect and driving suspended.

Anyone with information about this investigation who has not yet spoken to police is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.

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