5 Jun 2011

Man charged after short pursuit

6:54 am on 5 June 2011

A young man has been charged following an police pursuit in Hastings.

Police say he fled from officers shortly after midnight, but his vehicle slid out of control and smashed through a large power box on Windsor Avenue.

The man, 19, who was alone in the car, was not hurt.

The power box is extensively damaged and some residents lost power.

The driver now faces drink and dangerous driving charges, as well as one of failing to stop for the police.