Police pursue fleeing driver

Officers are continuing to look for a driver who fled from a police stop yesterday evening. File photo.

Western Bay Police were forced to abandon a high speed chase due to the dangerous driving of the fleeing vehicle.

The chase started in Parkvale when office in a Traffic Alcohol Group attempted to stop a vehicle around 6.30pm.

“The driver has failed to stop for police and has fled,” says a police spokesperson.

“Police have followed and the pursuit was abandoned near Pahoia School due to the vehicle's manner of driving and speed.”

A witness to the chase says speeds in excess of 100km/h or more would have been reached during the pursuit.

Police are continuing to locate the fleeing driver.

If anyone has information about the chase or knows who the driver is, they are asked to contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.


Sorry this idiot wasn't caught,

Posted on 03-01-2017 18:23 | By nerak

but there are number of reasons Police abandon a pursuit, two have been mentioned above. No one would be happy if a fool being chased by Police killed an innocent person in his rush to outrun the Police, and when dangerous driving is evident, (driving on wrong side of road, undertaking) sometimes it is better Police pull out of a chase, rather than run the risk of an innocent person being killed. We can but hope this driver will be found and dealt with.

Need to keep going

Posted on 03-01-2017 13:27 | By hapukafin

These drivers will do it again if they know the police is going to give up the chase.They got to be stopped on the first chase.

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