Police chase through Tauranga

Police with the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Cameron Road and 13th Ave. Images/Video: Daniel Hines/SunLive

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Reports are coming in of a police chase through Tauranga this afternoon.

A SunLive reader has messaged us in Facebook to say they have seen several police units pursuing a vehicle along State Highway 2.

"It looked like they were coming down the highway from Bethlehem."

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it looked like the vehicle had been spiked, as the tyres looked deflated.

Another caller says eight police cars were seen flying down Takitimu Drive towards Bethlehem.

"They then came back the other way. It looked like something out of a silent movie, except it had sound."

Another reader says the chase ended near Tauranga Boys' College on Cameron Road.

"It appears the driver has been caught and arrested."

SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story when we can.

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Hey Slim Shady

Posted on 03-12-2019 13:13 | By Yadick

Fair call mate. Gotta agree with you. It’s the same for motor accidents. So many Police cars blocking the place up. I can’t see that SO many are needed.


Posted on 02-12-2019 17:33 | By Slim Shady

Amazing how many cops show up when there’s a chase on. When I reported someone causing damage to property they weren’t interested, even though the scrotum was still in situ. Note to self for next time: tell them he was escaping at high speed in a really bad car.


Posted on 02-12-2019 17:23 | By Ceem

Don’t think it belongs to member of the BoP MX-5 Club.

The Whacky Races

Posted on 02-12-2019 16:08 | By Yadick

All it needed was the Benny Hill chase music with it. Police one, Police won.


Posted on 02-12-2019 14:06 | By dumbkof2

darn i always miss these things

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