Driver flees police, crashes vehicle

A driver sparked a police pursuit in Invercargill late on Wednesday.

Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle said the driver failed to stop for a marked patrol car on Queens Dr shortly before midnight. The male driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.

He and his female passenger were admitted to Southland Hospital, and later discharged with minor injuries.

The 19-year-old appeared in Invercargill District Court yesterday, charged with failing to stop for police, disqualified driving, and breach of bail.

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