Police arrest driver after eastern suburbs pursuit

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stole tools from a ute in Roslyn Park.

Just after 5am on Sunday 1 November, patrols spotted the man acting suspiciously next to a Toyota utility parked on Primrose Terrace.

The man then jumped into a black Audi sedan and drove off before turning right onto The Parade. Patrols pursued the car for a short distance until the driver lost control, mounted the kerb and struck a tree on The Parade at Auldana. A search of his car uncovered a power drill and tools which had been stolen from the Toyota utility.

The driver, a 21-year-old from Rostrevor, received a minor head injury and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

A short time ago, the driver was charged with illegal interference, theft and dangerous driving to escape police pursuit. He is expected to be bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.



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