JOHN BISSET / STUFF
The police car was slammed in Dunedin on Sunday morning. (Photo file)
A Christchurch man on a curved street reportedly hit a police vehicle and tried to escape.
The incident followed police chase through Dunedin early Sunday morning.
It ended with the man allegedly "driving a police car" down the street in a cul-de-sac in Ravensbourne, said senior sergeant Craig Dinnissen.
He was arrested and charged with illegally taking the vehicle, did not stop, broke bail, stealing and unauthorized driving.
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It was a busy week for the city police, who also arrested a 19-year-old woman for alleged car theft.
She was also accused of not stopping, dangerous driving, no-ride and bail, license plate theft, and three gasoline rides.
Two female travelers – 20 years old and 15 years old – will also face charges.
The police also arrested two people in connection with several random unprovoked attacks in the city last week.
The attacks happened at McDonald's George St and near the railway station above the bridge. The couple knew each other about the incidents, said Dinnissen.
Both 17-year-olds were expected to appear this week in the Dunedin District Court on charges of assault and bail breach.
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old student was arrested for irregular behavior in the Union St, in the city's student district over the weekend.
The man "suffered from the effects of an unknown subject," said Dinnissen.
The man was offensive and did not cooperate with the police and seemed to suffer from "excited delirium" with symptoms including aggression and not feeling pain.