Pursuit ends in Orroroo

PURSUIT: As the driver attempted to evade patrols, the vehicle collided into a fence on Minburra Road. Image provided by SAPOL.
PURSUIT: As the driver attempted to evade patrols, the vehicle collided into a fence on Minburra Road. Image provided by SAPOL.

A 36-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were arrested in Orroroo at the weekend, following several offences including a police pursuit and serious criminal trespass.

The pair from Queensland were travelling in a dark blue Ford Falcon sedan on Spear Creek Road, in Stirling North just before 5pm on Saturday, May 11 when a Port Augusta highway patrol attempted to stop the car. The driver refused to stop and police then pursued the car to Wilmington where for safety reasons, the pursuit was terminated.

About 10 minutes after terminating the pursuit, police allege that the suspects confronted a Wilmington resident, threatening the victim with a pocket knife before stealing her black Holden Commodore sedan. The stolen vehicle was then spotted heading south on the Horrocks Highway towards Melrose.

About an hour later, the vehicle was spotted driving through the streets of Orroroo. As the driver attempted to evade patrols, the vehicle collided into a fence on Minburra Road. Following a short foot chase, the driver and passenger were arrested by Orroroo patrols and Port Augusta detectives.

Following a short foot chase, the driver and passenger were arrested by Orroroo patrols and Port Augusta detectives.

Both driver and passenger were then arrested. The man was charged with engage in a police pursuit, illegal use, aggravated serious criminal trespass and hinder police. The woman was charged with illegal use and aggravated serious criminal trespass. Both were refused bail and appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court.

Speeding driver caught in Yunta

A 60-year-old man from Broken Hill has lost his licence for travelling 164 kilometres an hour, in a 110 kilometre zone. Shortly after 1pm on Friday, May 10, police detected a black Mercedes Benz coupe travelling at 164km/h on the Barrier Highway at Yunta.

The driver was issued with a $1,096 fine and a six month immediate loss of licence for excessive speed. Police remind the public that speeding is one of the main contributing factors in serious and fatal collisions.

They ask that drivers stick to the speed limit and not to put your or other's lives at risk.