Police chase Wellington 4WD at 150kmh

Last updated 06:43 28/09/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

Police advised man carrying drugs Smith inquiry to take months Driver 'tried to blame dead friend for crash' Public servant's son denies rape Streets blocked in police operation IHC arm admits part in bath drowning Woman fabricated rape claim, court hears AOS callout ends peacefully Masked burglars busted Family tensions lead to jail term

The driver of a stolen SUV led police on a 150kmh car chase before ramming a patrol car and escaping.

Inspector Marty Parker of central communications said police saw the four-wheel-drive, which had been reported stolen, driving north on State Highway One near the Tinakori offramp in Wellington at 11.30pm last night.

Police chased the car to the top of Ngauranga Gorge, reaching speeds up to 150kmh.

At the top of the gorge, near Johnsonville, the SUV rammed the police car, disabling it.

The driver of the SUV escaped towards Newlands.

Police found the SUV in Sheridan Tce, Johnsonville shortly after.

Inquiries were continuing this morning to find the driver.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content