A Northern Territory man will face court accused of drink-driving in a car missing a tyre and at high speed towards oncoming traffic before crashing into a tree.
Police say the 41-year-old was at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Outlander station wagon missing its rear left tyre on the wrong side of the road and heading towards Darwin on the Stuart Highway at Pinelands on Friday night.
He was pursued by patrol officers to nearby Foundation Road, at which point his vehicle crossed onto the inbound lanes and continued at high speed through a set of lights.
He then drove off the road and slammed into a tree near the Berrimah defence base.
The man was the sole occupant and not injured.
Throughout the incident a number of motorists had to take evasive action to avoid being struck.
Police are particularly interested in contacting a motorcyclist, who may have been swiped by the wagon when it approached Foundation Road.
The accused man has been charged with high range drink driving, unlicensed driving and driving in a manner dangerous during a pursuit.
He will appear before court at a later date.