Man sentenced for ramming police car

01:55, Jan 20 2014

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.

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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