The police pursuit of a motorist from Roxburgh to Clyde early
on Saturday resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Tapanui
Sergeant Derek Ealson, of Alexandra, said the man had been
remanded in custody and would appear in the Invercargill
District Court tomorrow to face charges of dangerous driving,
driving while disqualified, drink-driving, breaching bail and
failing to stop for police.
The incident happened at 2am.
Sgt Ealson said a member of the public alerted police,
concerned about the man's driving.
Two police vehicles were involved. One pursued the vehicle
driven by the man, and the other was used as a road block at
the end of the one-way Clyde bridge, to stop the vehicle.
The man was driving a Toyota Hilux and there were two
passengers in the vehicle.
There were concerns about the man's driving behaviour and the
speed of the vehicle, Sgt Ealson said.
Police are warning Lauder residents to make sure sheds and
vehicles are locked, after a report of a prowler in the area
on Saturday night.
Senior Constable Brett Pay said a woman had contacted police
after hearing a prowler around her home. Dogs on the property
had alerted the woman.
Nothing appeared to have been taken, he said.