22 May 2014

Man who fled car crash arrested

4:08 pm on 22 May 2014

A 29-year-old man who fled from a car crash in Wellington early on Thursday morning has been arrested.

Police say the man left a motel in the suburb of Newlands about 6am, after threatening a woman. While driving on State Highway 2 he clipped another vehicle, causing significant backlogs.

The man was arrested in Taita and is being assessed for minor injuries sustained during the crash.

He is charged with assaulting a female, threatening behaviour and driving charges.

The man will be held in police custody overnight and appear in the Hutt Valley District Court on Friday.