An alleged drunk car thief has ended an illegal early morning excursion by crashing into a police station.
Police claim the man was behind the wheel when he crashed into the Glen Innes Police Station at 4am this morning.
The driver and a passenger made a run for it, but were found a short distance away.
The vehicle was stolen from a Panmure property and sustained considerable damage, while the station has some cracks which did not exist yesterday.
The 20-year-old driver will appear in the Auckland District Court today charged with resisting police, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, excess breath alcohol and being a forbidden and unlicensed driver.