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Driver arrested after backing into police car and running away

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Police arrested a driver who attempted to flee from police in Woburn early this morning.

A vehicle which contained two occupants failed to stop for police and fled at speed at around 1am.

The vehicle came to a stop on Randwick Road where one occupant ran from the vehicle, before the driver reversed at speed into the police car that was following.

The police car sustained minor damage; the offending vehicle then fled again before eventually coming to a stop.

The driver ran from the vehicle and was tracked by the police dog unit who located hom at a residential property on Trevithick Grove.

The offender vigorously resisted arrest and had to be tasered before being arrested. A search of the offending vehicle revealed a loaded pump action shot gun and ammunition.

The police officer involved received minor abrasions.

“This is a great example of proactive police work that has resulted in getting firearms off our streets and making our community a safer place,” said Inspector Scott Cooper.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and is facing multiple charges such as failing to stop, dangerous driving, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, assault with a weapon, possession of a knife, and possession of a pipe.

Enquiries are continuing and the offender has been remanded in custody and will be appearing in the Hutt Valley District Court tomorrow.