A Victorian man will be charged following a border breach and low speed pursuit in the South Australia's south east this morning.
A South Australian police spokesperson alleged that a small truck arrived at the Bordertown checkpoint from Victoria at about 12.30pm. The 26-year-old driver was refused entry and directed to head back to Victoria.
Later, about 2.50am, Murray Bridge patrols spotted the truck travelling through Tailem Bend.
Police stopped the truck and spoke to the driver again, advising him he would be escorted back to the border.
- Emergency services respond to incident at High Street North, Horsham
- Grampians Tourism's Host with the Most campaign encourages locals to invite family and friends to the region
- Facebook messenger scam uses false Youtube link to collect information
- Missing person Russell Martin is the feature of a new billboard placed at Coffee Palace Park Stawell
- Luke Mahoney returns to co-coach Southern Mallee Giants
At this time police allege the man took off in the truck along the Dukes Highway toward Coonalpyn. Police activated their emergency lights and followed the light truck at low speeds through Ki Ki and Coonalpyn before his driving became erratic and the pursuit was terminated due to safety.
The truck was spotted travelling through Tintinara, before police attempted to spike the vehicle just north of Keith. The truck avoided the road spikes and continued through Keith turning on to the Riddoch Highway.
About 5.50am the light truck was successfully spiked on the Riddoch Highway just near Mount Monster and the driver arrested.
The man is expected to be charged with a number of traffic offences and breaching a COVID-19 direction. He will be refused bail and appear in Court today.
The truck was towed from the scene and impounded.
If you are seeing this message you are a loyal digital subscriber to the Wimmera Mail-Times, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and allowing us to continue telling the Wimmera's story. We appreciate your support of local journalism.