Update into fleeing driver incident where an officer was seriously injured

As stated by Waitematā District Commander Superintendent Naila Hassan:

Police have now made two arrests following a fleeing driver incident in New Lynn last week where an officer received serious injuries.

The officer was in the process of laying spikes on Great North Road when they were hit by the fleeing driver. Following surgery and further medical treatment in hospital, thankfully he is now recovering at home.

A 19-year-old West Auckland man has been arrested and charged with Unlawfully Taking a Motor Vehicle, Failing to Stop for Police, Reckless Driving Causing Injury and Failing to Remain and Ascertain Injury.

The male is due to appear in the Waitākere District Court today.

Additionally, a 15-year-old male has been charged with Unlawfully Getting Into a Motor Vehicle and referred to Youth Aid.

We hope these arrests send a strong message to those who have no regard for the safety of our Police officers and put their lives at risk, that they will be arrested and placed before the Courts for their actions.

The organisation continues to support our officer through his recovery.

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