Teenager leads police on 185km/h chase through Hawkes Bay

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

An 18-year-old Napier man allegedly led police on a chase which reached speeds of up to 185km/h through Hawkes Bay last night.

He had two passengers - a male and a female, both 17 - in the car when he was spotted speeding on Swamp Rd, north of Hastings, shortly after midnight.

He is alleged to have led officers on an eight minute pursuit which ended when he pulled over at the Napier Golf Course.

The man was arrested and charged with reckless driving, driving at a dangerous speed, failing to stop for police and resisting arrest.

He is to appear in Hastings District Court next week.

Police said he would face charges that reflect the serious danger he placed the lives of his passengers in when he chose to flee.

His vehicle was impounded and his licence suspended.


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