Four people have been arrested following a police chase that ended with a vehicle ramming several cars stopped at a busy Wellington intersection late this afternoon.
Wellington police said they received a driving complaint at about 5.30pm, which turned out to involve a stolen car.
The driver of the car tried to flee from police before crashing into the back of cars stopped at traffic lights on the corner of Jervois Quay and Harris Street.
Anna Leydon was walking near the corner of Jervois Quay and Harris Street, close to a police station, when she heard sirens.
She said she saw a car speeding towards several cars stopped at a red light.
"They just drove straight into the back of all the cars that were at the red light so five cars, nose to tail. So then about eight police came running down Harris Street from the police station and ran straight at the car and they dragged these two young guys out of the car and handcuffed them."
A police spokesman said four occupants, including a 15 and 17 year old, were arrested at the scene, which was just metres away from the Wellington police station.
He said it was fortunate no-one was injured.