16 Jun 2012

Hastings pursuit reaches speeds of 185kph

6:01 am on 16 June 2012

A Napier man is to face driving charges after a pursuit reached speeds of up to 185km per hour.

Inspector Paul Jermy says the vehicle was spotted speeding on the outskirts of Hastings just after midnight and was pursued by police for eight minutes.

The driver was pulled over at the Napier golf course.

Mr Jermy says a man, 18, will appear in Hastings District Court charged with reckless driving, driving at a dangerous speed, failing to stop for police, and resisting arrest.

He says the charges reflect the danger the man put the lives of his two passengers in. Both were aged 17.