Teenagers charged following police pursuit
Two teenagers have appeared in Tauranga District Court today and have been charged with offences relating to a theft of a car, resulting in a police chase last night.
Police attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle on Fifteenth Ave in Tauranga at around 9.20pm.
The driver fled and police followed them up and around to Welcome Bay.
A police spokesperson says they were successfully spiked at the intersection of Welcome Bay Road and Te Puke Highway,
“The car continued on until the vehicle stopped on State Highway 2 at about 9.55pm
“The driver and four passengers were taken into custody.”
A 17 and 18-year-old were charged with offences relating to the theft and use of the vehicle.