A 23-year-old woman, from no fixed address, has been charged following a pursuit near Murray Bridge last night.
Police were notified of a petrol drive off at a service station in Keith just after 10pm. Checks on the white Ford sedan’s registration revealed it had been stolen from Elliminyt in Victoria.
In an attempt to locate the vehicle police headed to the Princes Highway near Tailem Bend. The vehicle was not pursued by police at this time but patrols from Murray Bridge set up road spikes near the Swanport Bridge.
Despite the car being successfully spiked it continued driving onto the South Eastern Freeway. Police engaged in a pursuit at this time and were able to successfully spike the car again minutes later, as it continued to drive at a low speed towards Adelaide.
The South Eastern Freeway was closed by police and the car was successfully spiked for a third time but continued to travel on four rims before coming to a stop at St. Ives.
The woman has been charged with a number of offences including making off without payment, drive disqualified, drive dangerous, engage in police pursuit and unlawful possession. She was refused bail and will appear at the Mount Barker Magistrates Court today.