The police helicopter was called in to track a motorcyclist yesterday who was clocked driving at 70km/h outside a North Shore primary school.
Police say a Takapuna community constable was performing a speed awareness patrol near Takapuna Primary in Killarney St and spotted the speeding motorcylist.
The driver failed to stop and the police helicopter was used to follow up because of the dangerous manner in which the man was driving and the risk to public, say police.
"The man abandoned his motorbike at Birkenhead Mall and was arrested a few minutes later" says constable Bevan Dennison.
"Drivers who fail to stop for police put themselves and other innocent road users at risk, and again we remind people who find themselves in this situation about the importance of stopping for police."
A 30 year-old man will appear in the North Shore District Court today <AUG 16> on charges of driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop for police and reckless driving.
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