Three arrests have been made following two fleeing driver incidents across Auckland within 15 minutes in the early hours of this morning.

Police observed a vehicle travelling at excessive speeds at 12.45am on State Highway 1 northbound toward the South Eastern Highway.

Inspector Wayne Kitcher said officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it continued on at speed.

“The police Eagle helicopter has then got overhead and provided commentary on the vehicle, which was allegedly driving dangerously and at speed through Wesley.

“It has then exited at Maioro St where it has stopped at an address and the driver has left the vehicle.”

Kitcher said the man was allegedly aggressive towards staff who then deployed a taser and took him into custody.

A 33-year-old man appeared in Auckland District Court today, charged with failing to stop, dangerous driving, assaulting police and resisting police.

Just 15 minutes later at 1am, police were notified of a stolen vehicle travelling on State Highway 16 in Henderson.

Acting Inspector Jason McIntosh said the vehicle was seen exiting the motorway at Royal Rd, Massey with Eagle called in to assist.

“Police signalled for the vehicle to stop but it has failed to do so before continuing on at speed.

“The vehicle eventually stopped at Carwyn Pl, Ranui where the driver and passenger ran into a nearby address and were quickly arrested.”

A 33-year-old man appeared in Waitakere District Court today, charged with unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle and dangerous driving.

A 23-year-old female also appeared in Waitakere District Court today, charged with unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

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