A 21-year-old motorcyclist was arrested and charged with driving offences after fleeing from police last night.

A police communications spokeswoman said the man failed to stop when signalled on Chadwick Rd, Greerton, which prompted a pursuit.

The incident happened about 11.40pm.

"The pursuit was later abandoned due to the manner of driving and police conducted inquiries to locate the rider," the spokeswoman said.

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The man was located on St John St, in central Tauranga, shortly after midnight and taken into custody.