Driver flees police in Auckland, crashes

A fleeing driver travelled 15km across Auckland, including crossing the Harbour Bridge, before crashing in downtown Auckland tonight.

The pursuit began soon after police received a report of traffic offending on State Highway 1 near Greville Rd about 5.50pm.

“Police attempted to stop the vehicle at 5.58pm near the Tristram Ave on-ramp and the driver fled from police,” a police spokeswoman said.

“The vehicle continued on into Auckland CBD. Several minutes later the vehicle crashed at the intersection of Hobson St and Victoria St at low speed.”

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No one was hurt, she said.

The driver was now in police custody. It is not yet known if the driver will face charges.

A fleeing driver travelled 15km across Auckland, including crossing the Harbour Bridge, before crashing in downtown Auckland tonight.

The pursuit began soon after police received a report of traffic offending on State Highway 1 near Greville Rd about 5.50pm.

“Police attempted to stop the vehicle at 5.58pm near the Tristram Ave on-ramp and the driver fled from police,” a police spokeswoman said.

“The vehicle continued on into Auckland CBD. Several minutes later the vehicle crashed at the intersection of Hobson St and Victoria St at low speed.”

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No one was hurt, she said.

The driver was now in police custody. It is not yet known if the driver will face charges.

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