Car crashes near Porirua

01:16, Dec 16 2012

A man whose driving attracted several complaints to police ended up crashing into a power pole and careering over a bank near Porirua.

Inspector Ken Climo, from central police communications, said emergency services responded to reports of a crashed Mercedes at the Porirua end of Paremata-Haywards Rd just before midday.

Police had received a number of complaints about its driving just prior to the crash. Officers in the area had been on the lookout for the car but had not engaged in any pursuit, he said.

''One would say he wasn't driving as a prudent motorist should.''

The crash had felled a power pole but the road was not blocked, although motorists were being urged to take care through the area, Mr Climo said.

The male driver was not hurt and had been taken to the Porirua police station for questioning.