Police chased flat tyre driver for 9km

Last updated 09:39 31/12/2013

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A driver led police on a high-speed chase, ending with 9-kilometre pursuit along a state highway with a puncture, police say.

Police in Blenheim and Picton received "several" complaints about the man's driving between 7pm and 8.30pm yesterday, Tasman Police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said.

The blue Subaru sedan was allegedly being driven erratically and was involved in minor collisions.

At 9.15pm the car was seen travelling fast on Rapaura Rd, north of Blenheim, but when police tried to stop it, the car allegedly took off at speeds of more than 150kmh for 5km before pulling over and a passenger getting out, she said.

It sped off again to the intersection with State Highway 6 where it struck a curb and got a puncture but continued for a further 9km at a reduced speed, due to the puncture, Dunn said.

It eventually stopped and the driver, a 20-year-old Picton man, was arrested with the help of a police dog.

The driver was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and driving with excess breath alcohol.

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