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BMW driver reportedly destroys car in Port Augusta, SA after road spikes deployed by police

Driver totals his $100,000 BMW after reportedly hitting 114 mph to evade police — before road spikes brought the chase to a halt

  • The Western Australian man crashed into a camera pole, reportedly fleeing from police
  • The 38-year-old man crashed his BMW after reaching speeds of 183 km/h
  • Police tracked the BMW, worth $100,000, on the Augusta Highway, South Australia
  • The BMW eventually ran over spikes and ran on flat tires before crashing
  • He was arrested and charged after allegedly fleeing the vehicle on Wednesday

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A BMW driver has wrecked his $100,000 car after reportedly reaching speeds in excess of 110 mph as he attempted to flee police, before road spikes forced him to a halt.

The Western Australian driver is said to have clocked 183 km/h in a 110 km/h zone in his BMW 3 Series on the Augusta Highway in Nelshaby, South Australia, at 12.15 pm on Wednesday.

Police allege the 38-year-old driver then drove north for 50 miles (80 km) before crashing in Port Augusta, at the intersection of Victoria and Carlton Parades.

Police had tracked the car on the Augusta Highway with the help of witnesses, but gave chase.

Officers instead built rows of road spikes in Port Augusta to stop the BMW driver, but even with ruptured tires he would persevere.

The Western Australian driver is said to have clocked 183 km/h at 12.15 on Wednesday in a 110 km/h zone on the Augusta Highway in Nelshaby, South Australia (pictured, the damaged BMW)

Authorities tracked the car on Augusta Highway, with the help of witnesses, and did not chase the vehicle (pictured)

Authorities tracked the car on Augusta Highway, with the help of witnesses, and did not chase the vehicle (pictured)

Authorities tracked the car on Augusta Highway, with the help of witnesses, and did not chase the vehicle (pictured)

The driver’s flat tires eventually caused him to lose control of the BMW where he crashed into the curb and a fixed red light camera at an intersection in Port August.

Officers found the vehicle in a heap with no driver inside before witnesses helped police locate the man, unharmed, a short distance away.

The impact destroyed the premium car that can reach speeds of up to 250 mph and ranges in price from $101,900 to $113,600.

The man was arrested and charged with speeding, careless driving, dangerous driving to escape pursuit, driving without a license and misdemeanor.

He was denied bail and appeared before Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The impact destroyed the BMW, which was towed away - the premium vehicle has a top speed of 155 mph and ranges in price from $101,900 to $113,600

The impact destroyed the BMW, which was towed away - the premium vehicle has a top speed of 155 mph and ranges in price from $101,900 to $113,600

The impact destroyed the BMW, which was towed away – the premium vehicle has a top speed of 155 mph and ranges in price from $101,900 to $113,600

The man reportedly crashed into the curb and fixed red light camera at Port August intersection, (pictured) police claimed

The man reportedly crashed into the curb and fixed red light camera at Port August intersection, (pictured) police claimed

The man reportedly crashed into the curb and fixed red light camera at Port August intersection, (pictured) police claimed

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