9 Mar 2014

Wellington pair foiled by roadspikes

9:15 am on 9 March 2014

Police have used roadspikes to stop a vehicle carrying two people who are alleged to have pointed a firearm at the occupants of a house in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie.

Officers searched a Kilbirnie property and the wider Wellington area on Saturday evening looking for the offender and a woman who had been with him.

A car believed to be carrying both people was seen a hour later in Kilbirnie and was pursued to the Hutt Valley.

Police put road spikes up along the Western Hutt Road, which stopped the vehicle.

A woman has been charged wih driving offences and released on bail, while a man is facing firearms and drugs charges.

The police say the pursuit did not reach excessive speeds.