Man arrested after he allegedly attempted to avoid border check point

Man arrested after attempt to avoid check point

A man has been arrested and his car impounded after he allegedly attempted to avoid a border check point.

About 9.30am on August 9, police at the Oodla Wirra check point passed on information that a white Holden sedan allegedly turned off the Barrier Highway onto Rucioch Road at Nackara.

It was alleged that the driver intended to avoid the Oodla Wirra border check point.

Peterborough police took up a static cordon point and intercepted the car on Parnaroo Road at Ucolta where it allegedly performed a U-turn after seeing the patrol. The sedan was stopped a short distance away without incident.

Police allege checks revealed the driver had a disqualified learner's permit licence and the vehicle he was driving was unregistered.

The man had returned to South Australia from New South Wales and was directed by police to self-isolate for 14 days.

The vehicle was searched and police found a small amount of cannabis, an ice pipe and drug paraphernalia.

Image: SAPOL

Image: SAPOL

The driver, a 31-year-old man from Mawson Lakes was arrested and charged with driving disqualified, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, possession of cannabis, possession of equipment for smoking cannabis and possession of equipment for consumption of a controlled substance.

He was bailed to appear in the Peterborough Magistrates Court on October 21.

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