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.