• Hannah Phillips

Update: Man in Court Today Following Pursuit

A man will face court today following a police pursuit on Thursday which commenced at Ceduna and ended at Warnertown in the SA’s mid-north.

About 9.10am on Thursday 26 July, police attempted to stop a Holden Commodore sedan on the Eyre Highway near Ceduna.

The driver refused to stop and police pursued the vehicle as it travelled east along the highway before it was terminated for safety reasons.

Patrols later spotted the car on the Eyre Highway near Iron Knob where attempts were made to spike the cars tyres however this was unsuccessful and the car continued on towards Port Augusta.

It will be alleged the driver failed to pay for petrol about 12.40pm at a service station on Victoria Street in Port Augusta.

The police helicopter PolAir took over observations of the car and tracked it as it headed south on the Augusta Highway towards Port Pirie.

As the car travelled on Milcowie Road at Warnertown about 1.25pm, it lost two tyres and pulled off to the side of the road.

The driver ran from the vehicle but was quickly apprehended by police without further incident.

A 31-year-old man from Victoria has been charged with a number of offences including drive dangerously to escape police pursuit, two counts of make off without payment, unlawful possession and drive unlicenced.

He will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrate Court today, Friday 27 July.

It will be further alleged the man failed to pay for petrol at a service station on the Eyre Highway at Nullabor about 7am, Thursday 26 July.

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