by Selwyn Manning -
A high speed car chase has left south Auckland’s Mangere Motorway in chaos after police pursued and headed off a 4-wheel-drive vehicle into a grass verge.
Two mud covered police cars have been sidelined in the chase which began in Papakura, south of Auckland, and saw the offenders swap cars, attempt to run over two police officers who were on foot. The offenders then headed off toward and then through the Manukau City suburb of Mangere.
The chase ended north of the Mangere Motorway Bridge, after the northbound 4-wheel-drive vehicle crossed over the medium barrier and began to head south again. Police cut the vehicle off near Onehunga and forced it onto a grassy at the side of the motorway.
Traffic was banked
up for several kilometres in the northbound lane and to the
Hillsborough Road intersection on the southbound