Stolen car pursued through western suburbs, South Australia

A man has been arrested following a pursuit through the western and northern suburbs overnight.

Just after midnight on Thursday 8 July, police spotted a black Holden sedan on Frederick Road at Seaton which was flagged as stolen. The car had been stolen during a break-in at St Clair on 27 June.

Police directed the driver to stop however he refused and the car was pursued as it headed north and turned into Glenburnie Street. It was pursued through the backstreets of Seaton before being lost around West Lakes Boulevard.

PolAir was deployed to assist with the search and patrols spotted it again heading north on Tapleys Hill Road about 30 minutes later.

The Holden was tracked by PolAir along Cheltenham Parade, Port Road and on to Grand Junction Road to head east. The stolen car continued to head to the northern suburbs via Port Wakefield Road and on to Martins Road. As it travelled in to the Salisbury area, patrols successfully spiked the cars tyres on Sheperdson Road.

The driver abandoned the stolen car in Alwyn Street a short time later and fled on foot however Police Dog Operations with PD Stoic were quick to arrest the man nearby.

Police will allege the driver stole petrol from a service station at David Terrace, Woodville Park during the incident.

A 29-year-old man from Maylands was charged with failing to stop for police, illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving disqualified, breach of bail and a petrol theft. He has been refused police bail and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court today.

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