3 Jan 2010

60km pursuit from Ellerslie to Warkworth

8:58 am on 3 January 2010

Police have been involved in a pursuit covering more than 60km from Ellerslie in Auckland north to Warkworth.

The chase began at about 2am on Sunday when motorway patrol officers tried to stop a car near the Ellerslie off-ramp because the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

However, the driver refused to stop, and continued north until he reached the northern side of Warkworth.

He was eventually stopped after driving across road spikes.

The man refused to take a breath alcohol test and is now facing a number of charges.