55-year-old leads police on 166kmh chase

Last updated 12:45 16/01/2013

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

Under-fire manager in lewd cake case disappears Napier seeks recall of 'inaccurate' debt report Rude cake baker 'relieved' about record $168K payout Changing guard at Smedley Station Suspicious fire at Hawke's Bay RSA house Man pleads guilty to incest, rape of daughters Martin Crowe keeps cricket crowd amused Medals prompt search for mystery NZ war hero Hawke's Bay teen caught drink-driving a 'slow learner' Bowling Hawke's Bay opera house an option

A 55-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson led police on a chase at speeds of up to 166kmh.

Brian Tong of Napier was seen by police speeding in a 100kmh zone on January 4.

When police pursued him, Tong took off on SH2 north of Napier, reaching a speed of 166kmh and passing vehicles on the centreline in a bid to evade police.

When he reached the suburb of Bay View, Tong carried on at a speed of 110kmh in a 70kmh zone. When he eventually pulled over he told police he did not want to be given a ticket.

Tong appeared before Judge Geoff Rea in Napier District Court this morning.

He pleaded guilty to charges of failing to stop and reckless driving.

He was fined $600, ordered to pay $265 court costs, and disqualified from driving for nine months.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content