Teen crashes car after chase

BEN STRANG
Last updated 10:01 08/11/2012

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A teenager rolled his car at Paraparaumu Beach on Friday night after trying to chase down a friend in another vehicle, said police.

Senior Sergeant Alasdair Macmillan said the car had been travelling along Marine Pde, when the 18-year-old driver saw a person in another car he needed to speak with.

"He did a U-turn, and took off at speed to try and catch up to the vehicle.

"However, as he came up to the S-bends in Wharemauku Rd, he lost control, collided with a grass bank and rolled his car onto the roof."

Mr Macmillan said the Kapiti teen was taken to Wellington Hospital with suspected neck injuries and cuts to his hand and head.

Three passengers, aged 17 and 18, escaped major injury, one suffering a minor cut.

The driver admitted to drinking alcohol, and police have requested a blood specimen from the hospital.

Meanwhile, on Sunday night a drink driver collided with another vehicle in Tutere St, Waikanae.

The 25-year-old Kapiti man fled the scene after the crash at about 11pm, but was found a short time later by police.

He blew 1062 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath, more than double the legal limit of 400mcg.

Police processed two other drivers for excess breath alcohol over the weekend.

At 12.50am on Saturday, a 22-year-old man blew 709mcg in Glen Rd.

An 18-year-old Paekakariki man blew 450mcg at about 11pm Friday, after being stopped on Amohia St.

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