Seven youngsters in custody after police chase in West Auckland

The police Eagle helicopter.

2021-07-27 04:47:53

Seven youngsters are in custody after an early-morning police chase in West Auckland.

The police Eagle helicopter.

Police say the helicopter tracked the automobile because it entered State Freeway 16 in a single day. (File picture)
Picture: RNZ / Dom Thomas

A Subaru Legacy was travelling at a excessive pace alongside Swanson Highway when it was noticed by a police helicopter about 12.40am.

It was tracked and spiked within the metropolis earlier than it headed again in direction of west Auckland and ended up going the unsuitable approach alongside Te Atatu Highway in direction of Henderson.

Its occupants had been arrested after abandoning the automobile and making an attempt to run away.

The 14-year-old driver has been charged with reckless driving and unlawfully taking a motorized vehicle.

They are going to seem in Waitākere Youth Courtroom together with two of the passengers, additionally aged 14.

The others are being referred to Youth Support.

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