22 Aug 2019

Whangārei police search for wanted person

8:46 pm on 22 August 2019

Police in Whangārei are on the lookout for a wanted person.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

A police patrol noticed a vehicle being driven dangerously south on Western Hills Drive about 3pm.

Police said a short pursuit followed when the vehicle failed to stop, instead continued driving dangerously, including on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic and on the footpath near Central Ave.

The vehicle was soon stopped by police on King Street.

Of the four occupants, the driver and two occupants fled the scene on foot. One occupant is in custody.

A search for the driver is on and police said they maybe be staying with associates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Whangārei Police on (09) 430 4500.