Driver flees from police after failing to stop in Hawera

A Police media spokesperson has confirmed that after attempting to stop a vehicle last night on A’court Street in Hawera at around midnight, the occupant fled, leading to further enquires being made today.

Multiple units were seen chasing the sedan north on South Road in Hawera before it turned on to Kauri Crescent at high speeds causing loss of traction.

Police are unable to confirm the make and model of the vehicle but said that the initial reason for attempting to stop the driver was to conduct a routine search.

The spokesperson said that only one person was in the fleeing vehicle at the time.

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