A 16-year-old has been apprehended by police after the car he is alleged to have been driving crashed head-on into a stationary police patrol car in a Napier suburb on Friday night.
Police said the two police officers were in their car after an unrelated inquiry in Mason Ave, Maraenui, about 8.30pm when it was hit by one of two vehicles which were reported to have been "racing" around the streets of the area.
No injuries were reported but both vehicles were damaged to the extent they had to be towed from the scene.
Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, and St John Ambulance staff had earlier in the night been called to a crash in which a car had rolled several times on a Railway Rd bend between Hastings and Pakipaki and came to a stop upright in a drain.
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A fire service spokesman said the car was about 3m down into the drain when emergency services arrived, after being called at 6.18pm.
The roof had to be cut open for the man to be extricated and the man climbed out via a ladder.
He was not reported injured, although police said he was taken to hospital and was to undergo drink-driving testing.
Emergency services also attended a crash in which a trailer detached from a car and struck a van near State Highway 2's Devil's Elbow and between the highway intersections with Aropaoanui and Mcintyres Access roads, early on Saturday afternoon.
Police communicatins centre staff understood St John Ambulance staff assessed and treated occupants at the scene.