Teuila Fuatai

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Man arrested after crashing car following pursuit

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A man who crashed his car after a police pursuit following on from a domestic violence incident will appear at the Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow.

A Wellington resident was brought into custody this afternoon after members of the public reported him to police.

Police said a man fled from police in his car after officers arrived at a motel in the Wellington suburb of Newlands for a domestic violence call out about 6am.

Wellington police spokesman Nick Bohm said officers pursued him for a brief period as he headed down Ngauranga Gorge. This was abandoned due to "excessive speed".

When the man's car clipped another vehicle on State Highway 2 in the Kelson area, it rolled and he continued to flee on foot, Mr Bohm said.

The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed.

"Police were able to locate him after he approached members of the public and asked them to call him a taxi in Taita.

To the best of our knowledge he has some minor injuries."

The man, who underwent a medical assessment this afternoon for the injuries, Mr Bohm said.

A 29-year-old man was expected to face charges of assault, threatening behaviour, failing to stop and reckless driving at the Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow.

- APNZ

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