Teen in police chase

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 19:21 19/04/2014

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A 16-year-old boy faces several charges after a police pursuit in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Sergeant Lincoln McCrea said the Hawera teenager was arrested after he allegedly stole a car from Wilson St just after midnight. 

Police located him on Glover Rd and a pursuit began of the teen, which travelled about three kilometres through the town. 

McCrea said police reached speeds of up to 130km before the offender came to a stop near State Highway 45.

The teen then tried to reverse away from police but backed into a patrol car instead.

He has been charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, two counts of theft, one charge of drink driving, one charge of failing to stop for red and blue flashing lights and other traffic-related matters.

He has been placed on police bail and will appear in Youth Court on Tuesday.

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