A 17-year-old man who led police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Hawke's Bay this morning has been caught after he crashed into a police car.

A Police spokesman said the driver failed to stop for Police on Queen Street around 10am this morning and a pursuit was initiated.

"The pursuit was abandoned shortly after due to the manner of driving and enquiries were conducted to locate the vehicle," she said.

She said it was later seen driving dangerously on SH 2 near Paki Paki.

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"A patrol vehicle, stationed at the end of roadworks on this road, was rammed by the vehicle as it passed and the driver was subsequently apprehended. The officer who was in the patrol car is receiving medical attention."

Police can be seen arresting an offender after a pursuit. Photo/Paul Taylor.
Police can be seen arresting an offender after a pursuit. Photo/Paul Taylor.

A bystander, who witnessed the car racing towards Hastings Warren Street South believed the driver was reaching speeds of 80km/h in the 50km/h zone.

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A fleeing driver came to a sudden stop on State highway 2 near Hastings after his vehicle crashed into a stationary Police car. Astrid Austin reports.

More to come.