A man is in police custody following a 15-minute car chase in Wellington overnight.

Police said officers engaged in a pursuit with "a wanted car'' through Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata.

When the driver did not stop, spikes were laid on a road in the suburb of Naenae, where the dramatic chase finally came to a stop.

Police have not revealed any other details about the circumstances of the chase, what time the incident occurred or details about the man involved.

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"Police currently have a male in custody,'' a statement said.

Officers are now investigating the incident.