Man sentenced for ramming police car

BELINDA FEEK
Last updated 14:54 20/01/2014

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A Waikato man who went on the run from police after crashing a stolen vehicle into a patrol car has been sentenced to 22 months in jail.

Barney Terauaroha Te Hau, 35, of Morrinsville had earlier admitted the charges following a spate of incidents over July 12 and 13 and September 2 last year.

Te Hau, a patched Mongrel Mob member, was the driver of a stolen Subaru station wagon that rammed a patrol car near Thames. The stolen car was later found abandoned near Te Kauwhata.

He then went on the run from police for several months.

Judge Peter Spiller was given a letter of apology which he took into account in sentencing Te Hau via video link on charges of unlawfully being in a building in Morrinsville, possession of an offensive weapon, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault with a car, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, theft from a car and burglary of a Matarangi house.

Te Hau was also ordered to pay a total of $3600 at $10 per week once he gets out of prison.

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