Driver of his BMW $100,000 after hitting 183km/h trying to outrun cops – before road spikes bring chase to a halt
- A Western Australian man crashes into a camera pole, allegedly fleeing from police
- The 38-year-old got into his BMW after reaching a speed of 183 km/h
- Police tracked down the BMW, which had a value of $100,000, on Augusta Highway, South Australia
- The BMW eventually ran over the spikes and traveled on flat tires before crashing
- He was arrested and charged after fleeing the car on Wednesday
The BMW driver destroyed his $100,000 car after it reached a speed of more than 180 kilometers per hour, trying to flee from the police, before road heights forced him to stop.
The West Australian driver is alleged to have clocked 183 km/h in the 110 km/h region in his BMW 3 Series on the Augusta Speedway in Nellshaby, South Australia on Wednesday at 12.15am.
Police claim the 38-year-old driver then drove 80km north before crashing in Port Augusta at the intersection of Victoria and Carlton Paradise.
Police tracked the vehicle down Augusta Freeway with the help of witnesses, but did not pursue the vehicle.
Instead, officers laid rows of nails on the roads in Port Augusta to stop the BMW driver, but even with the slashed tires, he allegedly continued.
The Western Australian driver is alleged to have clocked 183 km/h in the 110 km/h zone on the Augusta Highway in Nellshaby, South Australia on Wednesday at 12.15am (pictured, the damaged BMW)
Authorities tracked the car down Augusta Freeway with the help of witnesses and did not pursue the vehicle (pictured)
The driver’s flat tires eventually caused him to lose control of the BMW as he hit the curb and the fixed red light camera at the Port August intersection.
Officers found the car in a pile with no driver inside before witnesses helped police locate the uninjured man a short distance away.
The impact destroyed the luxury car, which can reach speeds of 250 km/h and ranges in price from $101,900 to $113,600.
The man was arrested and charged with dangerous speeding, driving without due care, driving dangerously to escape pursuit, unlicensed driving and trespassing.
He was refused bail and appeared in Port Augusta District Court on Wednesday.
The impact devastated the BMW, which was towed away – the premium car has a top speed of 250 km/h and has a price range of $101,900 to $113,600.
The man allegedly crashed on the sidewalk and a fixed red light camera at the August port junction, (pictured) police claim