Otago Daily Times

Man wanted af­ter Audi chased

- JOHN GIBB

PO­LICE are look­ing for Rory Smyth af­ter a high­speed driv­ing in­ci­dent in cen­tral Dunedin last week.

Smyth (32), who has re­cent links with the Dunedin and Waik­ouaiti area, is sub­ject to pa­role con­di­tions af­ter be­ing re­leased from prison last year.

A po­lice pur­suit re­sulted when Smyth al­legedly drove his dark­coloured Audi car at high speeds through parts of the cen­tral city last Thurs­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

A po­lice spokes­woman said last week they had later tried to stop the car on the North­ern Mo­tor­way about 11am, but the pur­suit was ‘‘al­most im­me­di­ately’’ aban­doned be­cause of the dan­ger­ous ac­tions of the driver.

Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant An­thony Bond said yes­ter­day an un­suc­cess­ful at­tempt was also later made to stop the Audi A4 sedan at Evans­dale, north of the city, but Smyth had al­legedly evaded spikes which had been de­ployed and his ve­hi­cle crashed into a parked truck be­fore driv­ing off.

Snr Sgt Bond said a war­rant to ar­rest Smyth had been is­sued for breach of pa­role con­di­tions, and po­lice also wished to speak to him over the driv­ing mat­ters.

He should not be ap­proached, Snr Sgt Bond said.

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Rory Smyth

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