A police car was rammed by a driver in a stolen truck who
then escaped by driving the wrong way along the Auckland
Police were alerted to a person seen stealing the light truck
from a West Auckland car yard about 12.30am, police said.
A patrol car spotted the the truck and tried to stop it
shortly afterwards, however the truck rammed and disabled the
car before driving away.
Other police patrols pursued the truck until it drove onto
the Northwestern Motorway and travelled west from Te Atatu
Road in the eastbound lanes, police said.
At this point the pursuit was abandoned due to to the risk to
The truck was seen to leave the motorway at Lincoln Road, and
was found abandoned in an industrial area shortly afterwards,
Despite an extensive search of the area the driver has not
been found and inquiries are continuing.
No one was hurt when the police car was rammed: however, the
vehicle was badly damaged.