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Police tried to pull over the 26-year-old man's vehicle on Anzac Drive about 10.40pm on Thursday.
But he failed to stop and a brief chase was initiated then abandoned.
The man then lost control of the vehicle and was arrested on Innes Rd in Mairehau. No one was injured in the crash.
A police spokeswoman said the man is facing a number of charges, including failing to stop, dangerous driving, possession of a knife, drugs offences, and driving with excess breath alcohol.