One person is in custody following a fleeing driver incident which closed State Highway 1 north of Wellington tonight.

Police attempted to stop a vehicle of interest about 6.50pm on SH1 near Paremata.

"The vehicle failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated," police said.

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"The vehicle, which was driving erratically, was stopped near Tawa and a man was arrested."

SH1 was closed for a short time but has since reopened.