Latest News

Local News

Five Teenagers Arrested Following Police Chase

64878816_2629864417037830_6400035779719987200_n.jpgFive teenagers have been arrested after a stolen car sped through the main streets of Port Augusta then crashed on the Joy Baluch Bridge.

Police were first notified just after 9:30am Wednesday June 19, that a white Toyota Camry was reportedly speeding on the Augusta Highway heading from Crystal Brook towards Port Augusta.

The Camry was reportedly stolen from North Adelaide overnight and wasn't pursued by patrols for safety reasons.

As the car approached Port Augusta, local police patrol cleared local streets and busy intersections for safety reasons however, the car failed to slow down, hitting speeds of over 100km/h.

Just before 10.30am the car tried to squeeze between a car and a pole on the Joy Baluch Bridge, crashing through the guard rail.

64748559 516196675782026 1703379833410551808 n

The five males ran from police but were caught a short distance away.

The teenagers, aged 18, 17, two aged 16 and one aged 15-years-old, all from Adelaide were arrested and charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle.

The driver, a 16-year-old, will be further charged with driving in a manner dangerous to the public and driving to evade police.

Fortunately, there were no injuries in the crash. The Joy Baluch Bridge was closed to traffic for a short time, but has since reopened. 

64354863 399165287357583 6317589673405317120 n

Further enquiries are continuing with the stolen car linked to thefts of petrol and other driving offences in Adelaide overnight.

If any business', home owners, or drivers had CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident, please get in contact with Port Augusta Police, (08) 8648 5020.