No bail for cop car crash accused
A 29-year-old man accused of ramming two police cars following a pursuit in Tauranga will remain behind bars until his next court appearance.
Cameron Smith appeared in Tauranga District Court today facing five charges including breach of bail, failing to stop, refusing to give blood, causing criminal damage with reckless disregard and injuring with reckless disregard.
Police say a man had driven off, failed to stop for police and a short pursuit was initiated.
During the chase, the driver crashed into two police cars.
Two officers involved in the crash were reported to have suffered “minor injuries”.
During his appearance today, Smith made no application for bail and no pleas entered.
Smith has been remanded in custody until January 24.