• Hannah Phillips

Man Arrested over Far North Crash

A Mimili man has been arrested after he failed to stop his car for police and crashed at Coober Pedy last night.

Just before 10pm on Tuesday 20 March, a Coober Pedy patrol attempted to stop a white Ford sedan for a breath test on Hutchinson Street, but when the patrol activated the emergency lights the driver of the Ford accelerated away and then crashed through a fence at the local drive-in cinema.

Following the crash the male driver ran from the car but he was quickly arrested a short distance away.

A 32-year-old man from Mimili was charged with fail to stop, drink driving after the man allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.140, plus driving an unregistered uninsured car while driving without a licence.

The arrested man was bailed to appear in court on 6 June.

Fortunately there were no injuries in the crash.

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