On Mission: Driver In Custody After Public’s Calls

Police would like to thank the numerous people in the Mission Bay area who reported a person driving erratically along Tamaki Drive earlier this afternoon.

At around 2.30pm, staff received at least six calls within minutes of each other relating to a vehicle allegedly being driven in a dangerous manner along the beachside road.

Police units, with the assistance of the Police Eagle helicopter, tracked the vehicle to a carpark off Selwyn Reserve.

Police were able to successfully block the vehicle in, and take the driver into custody without incident.

Inspector Jason Homan says thankfully no one was injured.

“We do not tolerate this type of behaviour that puts other road users at risk and will continue to work hard to ensure our community can be safe and feel safe.

“I would also like to acknowledge those members of the public who observed the concerning behaviour and called 111 straight away, meaning Police could respond swiftly.”

If you see any illegal or suspicious activity and it is happening now you can contact Police via 111, if it’s after the fact you can contact Police on 105.

Reports can also be made online by going to https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105 or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Charges are being considered.

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