Teen leads police on pursuit through Tauranga
A 16-year-old is facing driving related charges following a police pursuit through Tauranga.
Police spotted a stolen vehicle on Hewletts Road at 8.30pm.
When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, police say the vehicle failed to stop.
According to people who witnessed the pursuit, it started on Hewletts Road and carried on down past Bayfair towards Sandhurst Drive.
Other people reported seeing it on Domain Road, Papamoa Beach Road and out at Papamoa East at about 9pm.
A police spokesperson says the vehicle was spiked and the vehicle was eventually stopped.
“One person was taken into custody.
“A 16-year-old is due to appear in the Tauranga Youth Court today on charges including unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and failure to stop when followed by police. “