Caravan speeds through WA / SA border checkpoint

Published: August 24, 2021
Van breaches SA / WA border

A caravanner has allegedly sped through a checkpoint on the Western Australia-South Australia border, before leading police on a dramatic high-speed chase.

Police say the woman, who was driving a Volvo wagon and towing a caravan, failed to stop at the Eucla quarantine checkpoint.

The ABC reports that police then gave chase with emergency lights and sirens, but the woman failed to stop and accelerated away. Police say she was seen to be driving erratically, which caused the caravan to move from side-to-side unpredictably.

As police approached the car, the woman allegedly put her car in reverse and rammed her caravan into an unmarked police car, a Toyota Prado, before angling her car towards an officer and driving at speed, which forced the officer to take evasive action.

Police told the ABC that the woman drove off on the wrong side of the road and headed into Nullarbor bushland, where the caravan eventually dislodged.

Police then followed at until she drove the Volvo into a truck rest bay about 40 minutes later.

After stopping behind her, police allege the woman reversed at speed towards them again, but they were able to avoid another collision.

Police maintained their distance until the woman eventually turned around and drove in an easterly direction back towards Madura Roadhouse, where she was taken into custody.

The ABC reports that a 47-year-old woman will face court today in relation to the incident.

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Malcolm Nelson Jeffries
4 months ago

Probably suffering Bali withdrawal syndrom

bill
4 months ago

Hi Malcom.
Great comments DEAD RIGHT.

Guy Williams
4 months ago

Yes.

Murray Moore
4 months ago

Rather than a high speed chase all the police had to do was to alert the roadhouses along the way not to serve the driver fuel. There is no way the driver would be able to get any further than perhaps Kocklebiddy.

Ray
4 months ago
Reply to  Murray Moore

Absolutely incorrect. Police are their to do there appointed duty.

Reeney
4 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Agree.

Guy Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  Murray Moore

It looks like she nearly got away with it.

Lynne
4 months ago

agree

Luke
4 months ago

What hope did she have. Firstly, she was driving a Volvo & then towing a van. The fact she was driving a Volvo clearly tells you she was on something.

Sue
4 months ago
Reply to  Luke

Hat parked on ledge behind the back seat?

Danny Gibson
4 months ago

Bloody Volvo drivers! LOL.

Sandy
4 months ago

Doesn’t matter what type of vehicle. Person broke rules and endangered her own safety and that of others. Police need to react to these situations as they see fit without being criticised for the way they go about their work.

Oxleigh
4 months ago

Good on the police for working for our safety, this obviously drugged out brainless, oxygen stealing, lowest common denominator “entitled” fool who was obviously suffering from the side effects of Covid, being the stupid part of the virus. Probably an antivaxer as well. I do not suffer fools easily.
Lock her up and crush the car and van.

Guy Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  Oxleigh

Good idea.

Chris Wright
4 months ago

Oxleigh for prime minister

bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Chris Wright

here,here,

kathy
4 months ago

probably just needed to keep driving long enough to destroy the caravan and get rid of whatever she was carrying that she didn’t want found by anyone ‘official’. Caravans and vehicles have lots of nooks and crannies….

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