Spikes used to stop stolen car

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Spikes were used to stop a stolen car after the driver kept going through a police checkpoint last night.

Police were conducting a road checkpoint on State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Napier just before 10pm Saturday when a south-bound vehicle failed to stop when directed.

The two officers started pursuing the car with further police coming to assist.

Police put spikes on the road near Bay View to stop the car. It continued for 100 metres after going through the spikes before it left the road and came to a stop in a paddock

The six people in the vehicle, aged between 14 and 17 years, received minor injuries. They were taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital for a medical check.

Further police inquiries revealed the vehicle had been stolen from a Taupo address on Friday.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident which, as with any incident which involves a fleeing driver, will include notifying the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).

- Hawkes Bay Today

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