A central Otago man (25) is due to appear in the Invercargill
District Court today facing numerous charges, following an
abandoned police pursuit, ending in a multiple crash that
significantly damaged several cars in Invercargill.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said a car was seen swerving on
State Highway 1, between Edendale and Woodlands, about 4.40pm
yesterday and was signalled to stop by police, but it
continued on and was pursued, until the pursuit was abandoned
near a residential area.
The car then crashed at the intersection of Antrim and
Newcastle Streets in Invercargill, after appearing to have
sideswiped a parked car, then spun into a vehicle travelling
in the opposite direction.
Snr Sgt Aitken said the Central Otago man was treated for
minor facial abrasions, and the female driver of the other
car was uninjured. Both vehicles bore significant damage.
The man faces charges of disqualified driving, dangerous
driving, failing to stop, and refusing to give a blood