Matthew Backhouse is a NZME. News Service journalist based in Auckland.

Power cut after car fleeing police hits transformer

No injuries were reported in the crash. Photo / File
No injuries were reported in the crash. Photo / File

Two men have been arrested after a car fleeing police crashed into a transformer, cutting power in the south Auckland suburb of Takinini early this morning.

The brief pursuit started shortly after 2am when a police patrol spotted the car travelling at high speed down Great South Rd, Inspector Andy Brill of police northern communications said.

"They did a u-turn and within a couple of seconds the vehicle made a turn off Great South Rd and ploughed into a power transformer, and put a fair bit of Takinini in darkness," he said.

One man was arrested at the scene and a second man ran off. He was later caught by a police dog handler.

No injuries were reported in the crash.


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