Police arrest stolen car driver

Police arrested a man, 20, of no fixed address following several incidents on Saturday.
Police arrested a man, 20, of no fixed address following several incidents on Saturday.

The driver of a stolen car was arrested for a number of offences at Burra on Sunday.

About 8am on Saturday, May 12, police received reports of a white Holden Commodore sedan hitting a tree and fence after the driver lost control on the Horrocks Highway at Tarlee.

Reports indicated the car drove off in an erratic manner after the crash, dragging the fence behind it.

About 20 minutes later, the same vehicle was spotted doing burnouts in Main Street at Marrabel.

Then at 9am, Burra roadhouse reported a white Holden sedan had been involved in a petrol drive off.

Following this, a member of the public reported a car broken down on the Barrier Highway just north of Mount Bryan about 10.30am.

Patrols attended the area and located the abandoned white Holden which had sustained extensive damage.

Checks on the Holden revealed that it had been stolen from an Elizabeth East address earlier on in the day.

Acting on information, Mid North police attended at a hotel in Burra a few hours later and arrested the alleged driver.

A man, 20, of no fixed address, was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving unlicenced, careless driving, two counts of property damage, misuse of a motor vehicle and making off without payment.

The man was refused bail and appeared in court on Monday.

Police are seek further witnesses who may have spotted the white Holden Commodore sedan driving erratically in the area and ask them to contact Burra Police on 8892 2500.

Fatal crash at Bangor

A teenage girl, 15, has died and a boy, 7, is in a critical condition following a fatal crash at Bangor on Sunday.

The driver of the car, a 35-year-old woman, and four other girls aged between 4 and 14, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Port Pirie Hospital for treatment..