A man has been seriously hurt after a car crashed into a power pole in West Auckland overnight.
Police at the scene said alcohol had been a factor in the crash that took place about 2.35am on Sabulite Rd in Kelston.
The injured man was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
"One male has taken to hospital with a head injury, the other is assisting with inquiries," police said.
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"At this stage his injuries are serious. We can confirm alcohol was a factor."
"The vehicle has lost control around 50km/h and collided with the pole."
The car was not stolen or being pursued by officers, police said.