No bail for cop car crash accused

Cameron Smith, 29, appeared in the Tauranga District Court today.

 A 29-year-old man accused of ramming two police cars following a pursuit in Tauranga will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.

Cameron Smith appeared in Tauranga District Court today facing five charges including breach of bail, failing to stop, refusing to give blood, causing criminal damage with reckless disregard and injuring with reckless disregard.

Smith was arrested after police were called to an address on 2nd Ave regarding reports of a family harm incident at around 6.13am on Tuesday.

Police say a man had driven off, failed to stop for police and a short pursuit was initiated.

During the chase, the driver crashed into two police cars.

Two officers involved in the crash were reported to have suffered “minor injuries”.

During his appearance today, Smith made no application for bail and no pleas entered.

Smith has been remanded in custody until January 24.



Posted on 11-01-2018 17:11 | By old trucker

with By penguin, you are dead right, if this was one of us it would not be alright, and the chase this afternoon, with speeds upto 140 kmph, my gosh what next, how much did all this cost, like you say just desserts, and by the way this is my thoughts only on this subject Sunlive is THE BEST NEWS And won the same AWESOME ,Thankyou, 10-4 out. phew.


Posted on 11-01-2018 11:18 | By penguin

A few hundred hours grooming police cars might do the trick. I think it's called just desserts.


Posted on 10-01-2018 17:41 | By overit

I would love to see that guy pay for the damage he has caused, all too common now. Loose units behaving badly.

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