Victorian couple arrested over Riverland pursuit, South Australia

A man and woman have been arrested for traffic and firearms offences following a police pursuit in the Riverland overnight.

Just after 11.30pm on Thursday 8 November, Riverland police were advised of the occupants of a white Subaru Outback had left a service station at Loxton without paying for $57.00 worth of petrol.

At around 11.50pm a Berri police patrol spotted the SA registered Subaru on the Old Sturt Highway at Berri and attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver allegedly refused.

The suspect Subaru was followed along the Old Sturt Highway for a short time until the patrols stopped the pursuit for safety reasons.

A short time later another Berri patrol spotted the same car, following it from a distance until it stopped on Arnold Coats Road at Cobdogla.

The driver, a 35-year-old man from Traralgon Victoria was arrested for making-off without payment of petrol, driving dangerously to evade Police and driving unlicensed.

Police searched the Subaru and located an insecure and unregistered firearm, loose ammunition, a balaclava and numerous drug items.

As a result the passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Morwell Victoria was arrested and charged with numerous firearms offences including, possessing a firearm without a licence, possession of an unregistered and insecure firearm, possession of insecure ammunition, possession of an article of disguise and fail to truthfully answer questions to identify a driver.

They have both been refused police bail and will attend the Berri Magistrates Court today.

Police enquiries are continuing, the Subaru has also been impounded for 28 days.



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