19 Sep 2010

45-minute police pursuit ends in arrests

7:04 am on 19 September 2010

Three men have been arrested after a 45-minute police pursuit from the north of Auckland to Northland involving speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The police from Orewa began the pursuit about 11pm on Saturday and it ended about 80 kilometres away, just outside Maungaturoto.

Police say the officers were able to pull back once the Eagle helicopter took over and that three people inside the stolen car abandoned it, but were later arrested and taken back to Orewa.