A fleeing driver has been arrested after ditching a car and trying to hide in an Auckland shopping mall.
The police attempted to pull a car over in Manukau, but the driver fled.
Officers then chased the driver, but the pursuit was abandoned.
Police said the driver continued to drive erratically, so officers spiked the vehicle's tyres in Mt Wellington.
The driver fled on foot into Sylvia Park mall, before being arrested by officers.
Witnesses said eight police cars and a helicopter were at the scene.