A-three-year-old child was a passenger in a stolen car that crashed into a police vehicle when the driver tried to escape officers in Adelaide’s northwest.
A-three-year-old child was a passenger in a stolen car that crashed into a police vehicle when the driver tried to escape officers in Adelaide’s northwest.

Child, 3, passenger in stolen car pursuit

A-THREE-year-old child was a passenger in a stolen car that crashed into a police vehicle when the driver tried to escape officers in Adelaide's northwest overnight.

Patrols were shocked to find the small child in the vehicle after arresting a man and woman at Ferryden Park - just hours after the car was stolen from a home at Woodville Gardens.

A sighting of the Hyundai hatchback on Warren St, Ferryden Park, was reported to police just before 2am on Wednesday.

Police spotted the car a short time later on Byron St, Mansfield Park, but did not chase the car. Instead, the PolAir helicopter tracked its movements from the air.

It was followed from Kilkenny until it stopped at a unit complex on Stuart St, Ferryden Park.

The driver panicked when patrols surrounded the Hyundai and reversed into a police car.

The driver, an 18-year-old Mansfield Park man, was arrested with his passenger, a 28-year-old Mansfield Park woman.

The man was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving dangerously to escape a police pursuit, acts to endanger life and breach of bail. He will appear at Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The woman was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle. She will face Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on April 8.



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