A disqualified teen driver's decision to flee police,
sparking a pursuit through central Dunedin, has angered
The vehicle was spotted by a police patrol in Albany St and
the driver signalled to stop for a compliance check about
10.30am yesterday, Sergeant Ed Baker said.
''But he has failed to stop and took off at a great rate of
The driver, carrying three passengers, was estimated to have
sped southwards at more than 100kmh in Castle St along the
''He was driving in a dangerous manner and sped through a
number of red lights and continued in that fashion all the
way to Queens Gardens,'' Sgt Baker said.
His driving was ''absolutely ridiculous''.
''His manner of driving just to avoid the police put whoever
was on that road at that particular time in danger.''
Police stopped him at a set of lights at Queens Gardens a
short time later.
The 17-year-old was charged with failing to stop, reckless
driving and driving while forbidden.
He is due to appear in the Dunedin District Court next week.