Police chase in Welcome Bay

A motorcyclist was arrested after leading police on a chase through Welcome bay in Tauranga overnight. Photos and video: Cameron Avery

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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.



Posted on 20-05-2017 14:34 | By Mein Fuhrer

you resort to insults - "brain feeble" and "you make me sick!", call me a do gooder, then rant on like I my opinion somehow shows lack of respect for the law and encourages robberies at dairies and service stations and causes brain dead idiots to run into crowds in their vehicles, You judge my whole character on my comments, you have no idea about me and could I suggest you take a large dose of chill pills.

And so it goes on

Posted on 19-05-2017 14:31 | By rastus

To the brain feeble 'Mein Fuhrer' may I say that it is people like you that are slowly destroying our society - your 'do gooder' attitude towards those who have no respect for law and order are the reason why so many scumbags are robbing dairies and service stations - why brain dead idiots are driving into crowds of innocent people. If you choose to run/drive away from police then any ongoing problems are surely on your head - or does your type believe that they are above the law - you make me sick!

To all .....

Posted on 19-05-2017 13:54 | By waiknot

The people complaining about the police action, the police have to make quick decisions. And I'm sure you would be the first to complain if the police didn't stop him and his actions hurt or killed an innocent bystander. To Mein Fuhrer, your choice of name in my view does paint a disappointing perspective on life by you.

Cause and Effect

Posted on 19-05-2017 12:58 | By Lvdw

People need to understand cause and effect. If you fail to stop things like this can happen. If you rob, you can be arrested/jailed/kept in a dark hole somewhere. The biggest problem today is that there are not enough repercussions for doing bad things, and the crims know this, hence the rise in crime rates in our country.

golly gosh something had to give

Posted on 19-05-2017 12:37 | By old trucker

Anyway the Police must be SICK of all this (u know what) good on them, if he got up and run away there was nothing wrong with him, anyway what was ,(person) out at that time of night, well done police,i would have done the same thing,looks like it was slow nudge, he needs taking behind the bike shed and givin a whipin,my thoughts only,Sunlive is No1, always upto date when they can with the news,when i was young we had a pidgeon to carry notes, my how times have changed,Thankyou,10-4.


Posted on 19-05-2017 12:21 | By overit

The PC brigade have come out in force. The guy in the car at Oropi was drugged up and being silly skidding on the road, this guy last night was patched up and going at a slow speed, probably just about running speed. I wish they would bring into law, crushing vehicles try to escape the cops, except stolen cars.

Tga local

Posted on 19-05-2017 12:05 | By maybelle

What if this had been your son, daughter, relative?, He was only a teenager in Oropi and teenagers sometimes make bad choices... To err is human. It still does not justify what the police are doing by :nudging: people off the road!

@ waiknot

Posted on 19-05-2017 10:09 | By Mein Fuhrer

it says in the article they tapped him off his bike, similar to what they did two years ago to a car up in Oropi resulting in a fatality.

What if?

Posted on 19-05-2017 09:44 | By maybelle

And what if the police had endangered innocents lives by carrying on the chase? Is this their latest strategy to just nudge them off the road?, I wonder if it was the same policeman?

By Mein Fuhrer

Posted on 19-05-2017 09:14 | By waiknot

They didn't!! I think you underestimate the skill of the police driver.

@ Mein Fuhrer

Posted on 19-05-2017 09:02 | By Tga local

The rider would have learned a valuable lesson about stopping when required to do so by the police. What if the rider had hit and killed an innocent bystander? Would that also be the fault of the police? Life is full of choices, some good, and some bad. What doesn't change is your personal responsibility for your choice.


Posted on 19-05-2017 08:54 | By maybelle

The witness saw the police car nudging the bike resulting in the rider coming off, was lucky to walk away ,this is the second case I have heard of this happening, sadly the first died. Whilst I do not condone such behavior in the riders/drivers, surely this is not acceptable from the police as I thought they are supposed to protect life???

Mein Fuhrer

Posted on 19-05-2017 08:52 | By overit

This happened in our hood last pm. Its a curved cul-de-sac, and was at a slow speed. Good on the cops, feel sorry for the owner of the red car its got a few dents.

and what if

Posted on 19-05-2017 07:44 | By Mein Fuhrer

they killed the rider after "tapping" his bike and making him crash?

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