A stolen late model Ford Mustang coloured dark red with a black racing stripe was involved in a police pursuit during rush hour in Whangārei this morning.

The driver led police on a chase covering 64km before it's tyres were spiked by police at Kaiwaka. The vehicle drove another 3km with two front tyres burst before it was stopped at Schiska Rd.

At least two people were arrested by police.

Officers originally signalled for the vehicle to stop near Kioreora Rd.


The driver managed to weave through streets in the suburb of Morningside before slipping out on to the State Highway about 8.23am.

The car was stolen overnight from a Northland property.

After the car was eventually stopped about 9.10am one of the occupants allegedly fled but was located with the help of the Police Eagle Helicopter and a dog handler a short time later.

No further details were available at this stage.