Man arrested for attacking cop car

Last updated 12:40 23/12/2012

Relevant offers

National News

Three injured in three car crash in Waikato Shaky shooting costs Central Pulse again in loss to West Coast Fever in Wellington Fatal crash in New Plymouth New Zealand golfer Mike Hendry banks $284,000 on the Japan Golf Tour Australia beat Black Sticks women with last-gasp effort to claim Hawke's Bay Cup Couple fit solar panels after $500 power bill shock Insurance claim delays ''unconscionable'', lawyer says. PM Tony Abbott New Zealand bound Police arrest alleged Christchurch bike thief Teens try to steal Poppy Day collection bucket

A man was arrested this morning for damaging an Auckland police vehicle after the hot-wired car he was travelling in was pulled over for a second time.

Earlier in the morning police had stopped the vehicle and removed its keys after the driver was found to have exceeded the legal alcohol limit.

The car was then allegedly hot-wired by one of the passengers and later stopped by police again. The second driver was also found to be over the legal alcohol limit. It was at this point that another passenger decided to attack the police vehicle, officers claim.

In total, police identified five drivers on the motorway who had exceeded the legal alcohol limit and another who was driving under the influence of drugs.

In a written statement Auckland motorways police Sergeant Andrew Francis said he was dismayed by the choices made by some drivers who continued to drive under the influence of drink and drugs despite all the warnings.

He said a collision near Drury was caused by fatigue after the driver fell asleep and collided with the central crash barrier.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content