Man faces charges after police chase

A 26-year-old man will appear in court this morning on a raft of charges following a lengthy police pursuit near the city last night.

Acting Senior Sergeant Wing-wah Ng, of Invercargill, said police had been dealing with a domestic incident overnight and were looking for the man. He arrived at a house and police were called.

When officers arrived about 7pm the man drove off at a high speed, leading police on a lengthy pursuit exceeding speeds of 130kmh, Mr Ng said.

The chase started in Tisbury and ended in Kennington, at 7.20pm.

The driver fled on foot and a police dog unit was dispatched but he was caught trying to get through a cordon and arrested, Mr Ng said.

Police had cordoned off the Kennington area from State Highway 1 to Clapham Rd, Rimu Rd and District Rd.

The man was found to be affected by alcohol and underwent breath alcohol tests.

He will appear in the Invercargill District Court today facing several charges, including failing to stop for police.

The Southland Times