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Police dog finally brings ‘erratic’ driver to heel

Wairarapa police deployed seven cars and a dog to apprehend a motorist who was “driving erratically” in Greytown yesterday.

Acting area commander Richard Wilson told the Times-Age that “the incident started when multiple members of the public made calls to police after sighting a driver behaving erratically on the road”.

Police arrived in Greytown about 11.30am and “it took us just over an hour to complete this job”, Wislon said.

Seven police vehicles were used to create a cordon around the general area the driver was known to be in, and a police dog was ultimately used to bring him to heel.

“The criminal stopped and tried to flee on foot, but after we set up the cordon, the police dog tracked him down, and he was eventually arrested,” Wilson said.

“He was safely apprehended, and there was no risk to the public during this incident.”

At no time did police cars pursue the driver.

The man has been charged with more than one driving offence and his car was impounded.

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Freddie Wilkie
Freddie Wilkie
Freddie Wilkie is a journalist at the Wairarapa Times-Age; originally moving from Christchurch, he is interested in housing stories as well as covering emergencies and crime.

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