• Hannah Phillips

Man Arrested in Burra Over Stolen Car

The driver of a stolen car was arrested for a number of offences at Burra yesterday.

About 8am on Saturday 12 May police received reports of a white Holden Commodore sedan hitting a tree and fence after the driver lost control on the Horrocks Highway at Tarlee.

The car drove off in an erratic manner after the crash, dragging the fence behind it.

About 20 minutes later, the same vehicle was spotted doing burnouts in Main Street at Marrabel.

Then at 9am, the Burra roadhouse reported a white Holden sedan had been involved in a petrol drive off.

A member of the public reported a car broken down on the Barrier Highway just north of Mount Bryan about 10.30am.

Patrols attended the area and located the abandoned white Holden which had sustained extensive damage.

Checks on the Holden revealed that it had been stolen from an Elizabeth East address earlier on in the day.

Acting on information, Mid North police attended at a hotel in Burra a few hours later and arrested the alleged driver.

A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving unlicenced, careless driving, two counts of property damage, misuse of a motor vehicle and making off without payment.

The man was refused bail and will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police are seeking further witnesses who may have spotted the white Holden Commodore sedan driving erratically in the area and ask them to contact Burra Police on 88922500.

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