Dramatic high-speed police hunt ends with a barefoot suspect sitting on the roof of a mutilated car in a MORE – and leaves two people in the hospital behind
- Man accused of multiple offenses after alleged superfast crash in Adelaide
- Allegedly this led to a crash with multiple vehicles and swung on the wrong side of the road
- Mitsubishi Lancer career in wetlands and in the lake, leaving the driver stranded
- Christie Downs' disqualified driver, 30, refused bail in court on Friday
An alleged high-speed pursuit ended with a car in a lake, two people in the hospital and a disqualified driver behind bars.
The man has been charged with a series of crimes following a car accident along a highway in Adelaide on Thursday afternoon.
Police claim that a blue Mitsubishi Lancer was racing along the Salisbury Highway in Dry Creek in the north of the city when the car hit the rear of a black Toyota that was heading in the same direction just after 3 p.m.
The Lancer is said to have clamped the back of a Holden station wagon before it crashed through the fence on the central reservation and landed on the wrong side of the road towards northern traffic.
A man was briefly stranded on top of a partially submerged vehicle after an alleged high-speed chase involving multiple collisions before the car turned into a Adelaide lake
Police claimed that the Lancer narrowly missed other cars and collided with the rear of a truck, after which he got out of hand in nearby wetlands, where it plunged into water.
The police have released a photo of the aftermath, which shows the unharmed and bare feet driver and sole occupant of the blue Lancer stranded on the roof of the partially submerged wreck.
He was helped ashore by the police before he was arrested.
Police divers spent the rest of the afternoon picking up the car from the lake before it was towed away.
Cash and spraying were reportedly spotted in the car after it was taken out of the lake, Nine news reported.
Police divers were called in to collect the blue Mitsubishi Lancer from the lake at Dry Creek
The Christie Downs man, 30, was instructed to drive under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol in a way that is dangerous to the public and that drives while being disqualified.
He was refused the release of the police to appear in court on Friday.
Two passengers in the black Toyota sedan that was initially hit were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
The Toyota was also towed off the scene, police said.
Everyone who witnessed the course of events is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Cash and syringes were spotted in the car after it was removed from the lake
The alleged driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer was released on Friday to appear in court
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