UPDATED 9AM: A motorcyclist has been arrested after leading police officers on a chase through Welcome Bay in Tauranga overnight.
A police spokesperson says the chase kicked off after the motorcyclist failed to stop for officers for a routine check at about 11.20pm.
“The officers started to follow him and a short time later the motorcyclist was arrested on Victory Street.
“He's facing possible charges in relation to failing to stop and driving-related offences.”
A member of the public who witnessed the chase told a reporter at the scene they says police tap the back of the bike with their patrol car, which made the rider fall off.
“He then took off on foot and got arrested,” the witness said.