Michael Massie, 20, has been sentenced at Christchurch District Court for taking police on a 700km chase across the South Island.

Police chase ends in car crash

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Two alleged burglars were arrested in Tahunanui today after they crashed their car into a tree whilst running from police.

Police began the chase of the two women and a man after a Redwoods Valley man disturbed a group of three people at his house about 11.15 today. The trio fled in a car which Police located on Whakatu Drive a short time later.

The driver failed to stop for Police and was pursued for a short distance. Police abandoned the pursuit due to the dangerous manner of the driving.

A short time later the car was located crashed in Golf Road, Tahunanui. Two women and a man ran from the vehicle. A 27 year old woman and a 22 year old woman were arrested shortly after.

Inquiries are continuing to locate the male involved and to identify the full extent of the group’s offending.