Driver in custody following Welcome Bay pursuit

A police car damaged after the fleeing vehicle crashed in Welcome Bay. Supplied photo.

One man is in custody following a pursuit which led police on a chase throughout Welcome Bay and along the Tauranga Eastern Link.

A police media spokesperson says the pursuit was initiated when the driver of a stolen vehicle failed to stop for police near Maungatapu.

"The driver crashed in Welcome Bay trying to avoid road spikes and is now in custody."

A number of callers reported sightings of the chase.

One reader emailed SunLive to say she saw four police officers chasing a vehicle.

Another says the road is closed off outside Kaitemako Road.

"Seven police cars are blocking the road."

Another person says a police vehicle was damaged with the fleeing vehicle crashed on Welcome Bay Road.

This is the second pursuit in the Tauranga area in the last 12 hours.

One man was arrested in Brookfield last night following a pursuit through the Brookfield area.


2 Comments

Time to Act

Posted on 09-08-2018 16:51 | By Lvdw

Its time to act and get serious with these people that flaunt the law. They seem to think its ok to do whatever they want and they are a law unto themselves. We need to protect our community and our families from people like that.

Idiot driver

Posted on 09-08-2018 13:09 | By A.Campbell

The chase ended up with the offender hitting the Parked patrol car at Kaitemako Rd who was about to deploy road spikes,-No injuries.

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