A dangerous driver who fled a police chase last night on the Auckland Harbour Bridge that left eight people injured has been charged.

A 24-year-old Glenfield man has been charged with:

• Driving while forbidden

• Dangerous driving causing injury


• Failing to stop and ascertain injury

• Refusing to provide a blood specimen

He was due to appear in the North Shore District Court today.

Earlier it was reported that one person remained in hospital after the crash with suspected broken ribs.

The smash happened at 8.10pm after a silver BMW allegedly drove across three lanes, causing other vehicles to brake.

The driver was alleged to have overtaken vehicles on the motorway shoulder.

Eight people were taken to the hospital - two with moderate injuries and six with minor injuries - following the crash which caused massive tailbacks on the arterial route.

The chase followed six complaints to police about the silver BMW's erratic behaviour as it travelled south on the Northern Motorway from Dairy Flat.


Police began a pursuit before the car crashed into another on the northbound clip-on of the bridge.