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Wanted man leads police on lengthy 20 minute foot chase

"Wanted man leads police on lengthy 20 minute foot chase through Alexandra "

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Brian Benn, Dunedin Police District Command Centre

At about 10.00am this morning, police observed a driver, known to be disqualified, driving on Killarney Street and onto Chicago Street in Alexandra.

Police indicated for the car to pullover, and although the driver acknowledged Police, he chose not to stop, driving at the speed limit around the streets of Alexandra.

Police followed the vehicle with lights and sirens for a short time and out past the Molyneux Estate on SH8.

The offending vehicle continued to drive at the speed limit, but soon crashed into a fence where the driver decamped from the vehicle on foot, leaving his passenger in the car. The passenger was fortunately not injured.

Police chased the offender on foot for approximately 20 minutes and finally stopped him attempting to get into a property of a relative, in the Pines area.

“During the process, a number of police units from around the district assisted to cordon and contain the offender who was running from police.

We are pleased that our fleet-footed and quick-witted staff, were able to capture the offender without anyone getting hurt.”

A 29-year-old Southland man has been arrested on a number of driving-related charges, drug charges and historical matters.

He will be held in custody to appear in the Dunedin District Court tomorrow.


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