Motorbike chase ends in arrest
Posted at 7:03am Friday 02 Mar, 2018
A police chase went through Ohauiti last night as a motorbike attempted to evade police. File photo.
A motorcyclist who led police on a chase through Tauranga overnight has been arrested.
The chase, which reached speeds of more than 40km/h over the posted speed limit at times, started in Fraser Street just before 8pm and ended in Oropi Road about 20 minutes later.
People who witnessed the chase, emailed SunLive to say they saw the bike and police go down Turret Road towards the Maungatapu roundabout.
A police spokesperson says the chase went through to the Oropi area, where the man was eventually arrested.
She says at one point, the motorcyclist was doing 90km/h in a 50km/h zone.