Fleeing Tauranga driver runs out of petrol
A man is facing driving related charges after a police pursuit in Tauranga early this morning.
Around 5.20am, police observed a suspicious vehicle near Brookfield New World.
“Police signalled the vehicle to stop but it failed to do so and fled,” says a police spokesperson.
“Police followed the vehicle briefly before the vehicle ran out of fuel shortly after.”
It was dumped near Carmichael Reserve.
The driver fled on foot through bush but was located shortly and taken into custody.
“A 32-year-old man is due to appear in Tauranga District Court today charged with various driving offences.”