Man arrested over Dunedin pursuit

Rory Smyth. Photo: supplied
Rory Smyth. Photo: supplied
A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Dunedin last week has been arrested.

Police located and arrested Rory Smyth (32) at an address in the city's suburb of Brockville about 12.20pm today.

''Police would like to thank the members of the public who passed on information about his whereabouts,'' Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said.

Smyth will appear in the Dunedin District Court tomorrow on the warrant for his arrest and other driving-related charges.

He was wanted by police after he allegedly drove his dark-coloured Audi at high speeds through parts of the central city on Thursday morning last week (October 8), sparking a pursuit.

An unsuccessful attempt was also later made to stop the Audi A4 sedan at Evansdale, north of Dunedin, but  Smyth had allegedly evaded spikes which had been deployed and his vehicle crashed into a parked truck before driving off.

A search warrant was carried out yesterday in the Hindon area, where they located Smyth's car.




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