10 Nov 2010

Officer in hospital after crash

8:06 pm on 10 November 2010

A police officer has been taken to Waikato Hospital with a broken leg after a teenage driver fleeing in a stolen vehicle crashed into his patrol car.

Police spokesperson Inspector Leo Tooman says the crash happened on Woodstock Road in the Hamilton suburb of Fairfield about 4pm on Wednesday.

Mr Tooman says the 15-year-old drove into the side of the officer's vehicle, and inquiries are under way to establish whether his actions were deliberate.

The driver and three passengers were arrested at the scene.