Man arrested after Mid North pursuit

May 28, 2024 11:29 am in by
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A Kingscote man will attend Port Pirie Magistrates Court today after a police pursuit at Hallett yesterday, 27 May.

Around 12:40pm, Yorke Mid North officers were operating a static driver testing station on the Barrier Highway where the man was pulled over and breath tested.

When authorities asked to see the man’s licence, he attempted to drive off.

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At the same time, an officer tried to remove the keys from the ignition and was dragged a short distance when the driver grabbed the policeman’s hand.

Patrols pursued the vehicle until it eventually stopped in Mount Bryan, where police seized a number of items from the car, including drugs and a knife.

The 32-year-old was arrested and charged with contravening a direction to stop, speed dangerous, dangerous driving to cause a police pursuit, carrying an offensive weapon, and driving while suspended.

Photo: SAPOL Yorke Mid North