A runaway calf on Dunedin's Southern Motorway sparked a
pursuit involving six police cars before officers cornered
the beast and "jumped on it".
Snr Sgt Brian Benn said the calf had escaped from its
Abbotsford paddock and was running south on the motorway
towards Fairfield on Saturday about 2pm.
The alert was raised and soon two police cars were in
‘‘It then jumped the lane and headed north to Green Island
and then back towards Abbotsford.''
The pursuit had increased to six patrol cars as the calf
continued to evade police.
The calf was apprehended at the back of a block of flats in
Abbotsford Rd, he said.
‘‘A couple of us cornered it and jumped on it.''
The calf was returned to its owner, he said.