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Driver of homemade convertible arrested

02 May 2021 6:37am

A driver was arrested at Glenelg overnight after running a red light in front of a patrol car.

Just before 1am on Sunday 2 May, police were patrolling Jetty Road, Glenelg when a white car drove past, heading east along Jetty Road.  The occupants yelled at the patrol then the vehicle ran a red light, right in front of police.

The car was pulled over on Douglas Grove, Glenelg North.

Police checks revealed the driver's licence had been expired for six years and he was currently on bail not to drive.

Closer inspection of the Hyundai Excel revealed it was a standard sedan that the owner had cut the roof off to make into a convertible.  It also had considerable crash damage to the rear of the car.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Elizabeth Downs, was arrested and charged with drive unlicensed, fail to stop at a red light, breach of bail and breach vehicle standards.  He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 13 July.

The car was defected and towed from the scene.