Officers injured after cars rammed

Two police cars sustained significant damage in this morning's incident.

Two Tauranga Police officers are being treated for minor injuries after their patrol cars were smashed into earlier this morning.

Police were called to an address on Second Avenue following reports of a family harm incident at around 6.13am.

A police spokesperson says a man had driven off, failed to stop for police and a short pursuit was initiated.

The driver has then crashed into two police cars on 2nd Ave.

“A 29-year-old is due to appear in court tomorrow on the following charges: breach of bail, failing to stop, refusing to give blood, causing criminal damage with reckless disregard, injuring with reckless disregard.”

The two officers involved in the crash are being medically assessed and “are believed to have suffered minor injuries”.



3 Comments

What next?

Posted on 09-01-2018 19:17 | By clingon

I wonder what they will replace the two police Commodores with (the one hit from behind must surely be written off) now that they are out of production...

@ About that

Posted on 09-01-2018 17:52 | By GreertonCynic

Why high?? Just some poor dude having a bad day. Civilian cars in the area seem OK, so don't know where your baby comment comes from as Police cars don't have baby seats. And Arming Police...seriously bad idea. Having experience of minimally trained police with firearms in Australia, we really don't want to go down that road. Police in NZ have access to their guns from a lockbox, not their belt. Still not that well trained, but having to make a conscious decision to get the gun from the boot of the car, not from their belt, would be a benefit in a tense situation (from both sides).

WTF

Posted on 09-01-2018 11:03 | By About that

This clown must have been high or something. Throw the book at him and lock him up. What if he rammed a car with a baby or child in the back....... we don't need wreckless idiots on our roads doing this type of thing. He could have killed someone by his foolish acts. Time we armed our police to protect themselves and others, just like Australia, USA and most other places in the world.

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