18 Oct 2017

Dunedin man injured in crash during police chase

12:04 pm on 18 October 2017

A man was injured after crashing his car into a power pole during a police pursuit in Dunedin this morning.

Police car

Police car Photo: RNZ

The man sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department by ambulance.

Police said the chase was sparked by a family harm incident earlier in the morning.

Officers had tried to stop the man's vehicle at 8.14am.

"The vehicle fled police on Quarry Rd and crashed into a power pole after a very short time," Senior Sergeant Rebecca Hill said.

"No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured in the incident.

"Police are speaking to the driver."