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Port Augusta Man to Face Court

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A 42-year-old Port Augusta man has been arrested after two crashes at Port Augusta West.

Police allege that the man had overtaken another car on the back beach before suddenly braking, causing a rear end collision. The man confronted the other driver, putting the driver and passenger in fear for their safety.

The man then confronted a group of witnesses on, the beach and allegedly assaulted one of them.

The suspect then drove his car head on, into a witness’s parked car.

Patrols searched the area for the man, he was pursued for a short time before he was arrested.

The man refused to give police his details, also refusing to submit to a roadside breath test. After further enquiries, officers discovered that the man had never held a driver’s licence.

The man was charged with a number of offences including two counts of driving in a dangerous manner, assault, engaging in a police pursuit, drink driving and driving while unlicensed.

The man will be bailed to appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court at a later date.

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