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Teenager Arrested After Claiming Car was Stolen After Crash

Police_Line_Crime_Scene_2498847226.jpgPolice have arrested a teenager after he allegedly crashed his car into a veranda and then reported the car stolen in Laura.

The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival.  

A short time later police allege that the registered owner of the vehicle contacted police and reported that his vehicle had been stolen.

The Holden owner returned to the crash site where he was arrested and charged with driving an unregistered and unisured vehicle, driving contrary to defect, driving without due care, leaving the scene of a crash, making a false report to police and breaching his bail.

The 18-year-old teenager was granted police bail and will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on August 5th.