13 Oct 2014

Patrol car hit in car chase

2:23 pm on 13 October 2014

A police patrol car is a write-off after a stolen ute slammed into it this morning north of Kerikeri and shunted it down a seven metre bank.

The driver of the police car who was setting up road spikes to stop the ute, was unhurt.

The driver of the stolen vehicle and a passenger suffered minor injuries.

Police had been chasing the car before it ran over spikes near Puketona Junction, and carried on until it hit a bridge - and the parked patrol car.

Two men, one aged 16, and the other in his early 20s, were arrested and will be facing a number of driving charges.

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