28 Sep 2012

Police car rammed in Wellington pursuit

6:32 am on 28 September 2012

Police say the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed a police car before escaping after a pursuit in Wellington.

Officers began chasing the stolen Toyota Hilux surf at 11.30pm on Thursday on State Highway 1 at Tinakori Road.

Inspector Marty Parker says the pursuit reached speeds of 150km/h before the driver stopped and reversed into a police car on the Newlands offramp.

The vehicle was later found in Sheridan Terrace in Johnsonville, but police dogs were unable to track down the offender.