Driver nabbed following pursuit

The female driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle accused of leading police on a pursuit through Millicent, Rendelsham and Thornlea on Monday afternoon will be remanded in custody for over two months.

The 20-year-old woman from the Adelaide outer suburb of Sturt was arrested and charged with offences including illegal use; drive dangerously to evade police; and drive disqualified.

She was refused police bail and appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Resident Magistrate Koula Kossiavelos ordered the woman to be remanded in custody to reappear in the same court on September 6.

Her court appearance was the culmination of a series of events on Monday afternoon.

Police had spotted the allegedly stolen Victorian Honda Accord about 1.45pm in Millicent and a pursuit with sirens and flashing lights activated ensued.

The Honda was followed as it immediately headed out of town to travel on mostly back roads.

The tyres were successfully spiked on Banya Road, Millicent and the vehicle continued driving with slowly deflating tyres through the township of Rendelsham.

It eventually came to a stop on the Beachport to Penola Road at Thornlea and the female driver and her male passenger were arrested without further incident.

A 29-year-old Millicent man was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle and bailed to appear in court at a later date.

No one was injured during the incident.

Lifelong farmers in the area have told The SE Voice of the unprecedented scenes of several police vehicles giving chase along usually quiet rural roads with their sirens and flashing lights drawing attention.

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