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Chaotic Police Pursuit Ends With Patrol Car Rammed, Sparking Fire

A police chase through Adelaide's northern suburbs has come to a crashing end, with a patrol car damaged and police officers injured.

Patrols first spotted the car with stolen plates in the northern suburb of Elizabeth around 8.30pm on Tuesday, and attempted to stop the driver, but the car sped off.

They briefly pursued the vehicle, and moments later, the Ford Fairmont rammed a police car at an intersection. The collision sparked a small fire, which was quickly extinguished by police.

The sedan smashed into a police car, before the driver was arrested. Image: 10 News First

Officers rushed to apprehend the driver, and suffered minor injuries while trying to remove him from the vehicle and arrest him. The 28-year-old man who was allegedly behind the wheel a the time was also treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Police searched the car and uncovered ammunition inside.

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The accused driver has since been charged with multiple offences, including driving dangerously to escape pursuit, driving disqualified, driving an registered vehicle, acquire ammunition without a permit, resisting arrest and theft. He'll face court on Wednesday.

Damage visible on the police car after the crash. Image: 10 News First

Several innocent motorists have reported being involved in minor collisions with the sedan as it attempted to evade police. Anyone who was caught up in the chase should contact Crime Stoppers.

Feature image: 10 News First

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