Victor Harbor woman pursued by police from Strathalbyn to Mannum

Police pursued a Victor Harbor woman, who allegedly refused a breath test, from Strathalbyn to Mannum. Photo: File.
Police pursued a Victor Harbor woman, who allegedly refused a breath test, from Strathalbyn to Mannum. Photo: File.

A Victor Harbor woman who allegedly refused to stop for a breath test in Strathalbyn was pursued to Mannum before being arrested late Saturday night, September 21.

Police attempted to stop a black Mitsubishi Lancer for a random breath test just after 11pm, but the woman allegedly did not stop, so a patrol gave chase towards Langhorne Creek and Callington.

Murray Bridge patrols saw the sedan on Ferris McDonald Road at Monarto about 11.45pm, and they pursued it as it headed north.

As the patrols followed the car onto Anders Road then Mannum Road, the police helicopter, PolAir, was called in and the crews watched the car travel through back roads towards Mannum.

Police set up road spikes on Piggery Road and after the car ran over them at 12.35am, the car soon came to a stop.

The 24-year-old Victor Harbor woman driving was arrested and charged with engaging in a police pursuit, driving while disqualified, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, and driving without due care.

She will face Murray Bridge Magistrates Court at a later day.

The front passenger, a 27-year-old man, was arrested for drug offences, and two male passengers were released after being questioned. The black car was impounded for 28 days.

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