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.