John Weekes

John Weekes is an NZME. News Service reporter based in Wellington.

Youths lead cops on vomit ride

Inspector Willie Taylor said it took time to have road spikes deployed. File photo / APN
Inspector Willie Taylor said it took time to have road spikes deployed. File photo / APN

Youthful joyriders led police on a long, low-speed pursuit while vomiting out of a stolen car last night.

Average speeds during the pursuit were 45km/h as the cars navigated narrow roads in rural Northland, Inspector Willie Taylor said.

"A group of youths had taken a car. And they were throwing empty cans and boxes out of the vehicle...and a couple of the occupants were leaning out being sick."

The pursuit lasted almost two hours and took in the scenic countryside between Kaikohe and Dargaville.

"It takes a while to get a car that can put some spikes out to bring it all to an end," Inspector Taylor said.

Six juveniles were apprehended.

- Herald on Sunday

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