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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A person has been taken into custody after a fleeing driver incident in Mount Maunganui this evening.

Shortly after 7.30pm, Police received a report of a stolen vehicle driving dangerously near Ngatai Road.

Police sighted the vehicle in the Mount Maunganui area and signalled for the driver to stop.

The driver fled from Police down Marine Parade towards Bayfair.

Given the dangerous manner of driving, Police engaged in a short pursuit.

A short time later, the offending vehicle crashed into a power pole at the Marine Parade and Tweed Street roundabout.

The intersection remains closed, due to powerlines across the road.

Work is underway to clear the area.

The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody at the scene, they sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Fortunately, no members of the public were injured as a result of the incident.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.


Issued by Police Media Centre