Dramatic footage has emerged from court of a wild high speed chase through Adelaide’s northern suburbs that shows police in hot pursuit of a wanted driver and his accomplice.
The moment officers pounced on Brenton Crombie and George Harradine ending their drug fuelled rampage on July 20, 2016, was captured on camera.
Dashcam video shows the stolen Commodore weaving in and out of traffic, at times on the wrong side of the road, pursued by police patrols on the ground and in the air.
Forty minutes later, their crime spree came to a dramatic end when they crashed the car into a power pole, sending sparks flying.
A police officer was struck by a falling power line, prompting officers to pounce and wrestle the pair to the ground.
The court heard they were high on drugs and hadn’t slept for days.
Judge Liesl Chapman said it was a drug fuelled, brazen course of conduct that was frightening to many members of the public.
Earlier the pair had engaged in a violent crime spree where they stole the car from the owner’s home after threatening his mother with a hammer.
The court heard the dangerous driving spanned several suburbs and at the height of the pursuit they drove on the wrong side of the road numerous times at speeds of up to 100kmh.
Crombie, 28, was sentenced to a minimum of two years and two months behind bars while Harradine, 29, must serve three years and two months in prison before becoming eligible for parole.