Oamaru woman arrested after vehicle spiked

An Oamaru woman has been arrested after breaching Covid-19 level 3 restrictions when the vehicle she was in was spiked south of Oamaru this morning.

The vehicle failed to stop for police about 2am and after a lengthly pursuit in and around Oamaru, was brought to a halt when road spikes were deployed by police in State Highway 1 at Alma.

Senior Sergeant Jason McCoy, of Oamaru, said the male driver and 25-year-old female passenger both fled the scene on foot, but the latter was apprehended a short time later and charged with breach of bail.

The man remains at large. Inquiries are continuing.

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