24 Jan 2009

Driver arrested after 60km chase

9:17 am on 24 January 2009

A man has been arrested after a 60km pursuit by police from Masterton to Pahiatua.

Police say they tried to stop a suspected drink driver in Masterton but he drove off. Speeds of up to 160km per hour were reached in the ensuing half-hour chase.

The pursuit ended when road spikes were used to disabled his vehicle.

A man, 25, faces various driving charges.