A mid-morning car theft has resulted in the stolen vehicle being spiked and a man taken into custody.
Police received a report from a witness of a vehicle being stolen on Mangatoi Rd, Ōropi at 9.35am, a police spokeswoman said.
The vehicle was spotted by police shortly after and a pursuit began.
The chase ended when the vehicle was spiked on State Highway 36, 1km south of the TECT Park at 10am.
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A man was arrested.