Boat T-boned

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Five men were ar­rested on Satur­day night af­ter flee­ing po­lice in an al­legedly stolen car and crash­ing it into an­other tow­ing a boat. Po­lice say the men were clocked trav­el­ling nearly 90kmh through Pon­sonby – a 50kmh zone – in the evening. When a pa­trol car tried to pull over the driver he sped away along Jer­vois Rd, down Col­lege Hill, and past Vic­to­ria Park. Se­nior Sergeant Ju­nior Abra­ham says po­lice aban­doned the pur­suit near Jer­vois Rd when the car ran a red light. ‘‘Un­for­tu­nately a ve­hi­cle tow­ing a boat has pulled out of Westhaven Ma­rina and the car, coming along Beau­mont St, has T-boned the car and boat. ‘‘It was quite an ex­ten­sive crash,’’ Mr Abra­ham says. One of the men in the stolen car was trapped for a time with a bro­ken leg. The four other pas­sen­gers tried to run away, but were caught by po­lice. The fam­ily with the boat were un­hurt. All five of­fend­ers are ap­pear­ing in court this week charged with of­fences in­clud­ing theft.

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