Police are speaking with two youths after a near-100km chase of a stolen vehicle, which was caught driving on the wrong side of a Wellington motorway.
A police spokeswoman said the car was first seen on traffic cameras in Lower Hutt on the motorway about 7.45pm.
The car, a Holden Captiva, had been reported stolen from Wainuiomata just before 6pm.
Witnesses reported seeing the car heading south in a northbound lane of State Highway 1 near Hebden Cr.
Police began looking for the car but failed to locate it with patrols until it reached the Kapiti Expressway.
A police spokeswoman said the car was then followed by police, with no flashing lights or sirens, until it was near Otaki.
"[It was not until] the police car was right behind it that a pursuit was initiated using lights and sirens," she said.
The car "failed to stop for red and blue flashing lights" and was spiked by police in Otaki, but continued driving north to Levin where it finally came to a halt about 9pm.
"Finally the vehicle, on its rims, was stopped by crashing into a police vehicle at low speed," the police spokeswoman said.
The two occupants of the vehicle were uninjured.
They are helping police with their inquiries. No charges have been laid at this stage.