Teenagers charged following police pursuit

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Two teenagers have appeared in Tauranga District Court today and have been charged with offences relating to a theft of a car, resulting in a police chase last night.

Police attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle on Fifteenth Ave in Tauranga at around 9.20pm.

The driver fled and police followed them up and around to Welcome Bay.

A police spokesperson says they were successfully spiked at the intersection of Welcome Bay Road and Te Puke Highway,

“The car continued on until the vehicle stopped on State Highway 2 at about 9.55pm

“The driver and four passengers were taken into custody.”

A 17 and 18-year-old were charged with offences relating to the theft and use of the vehicle.

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