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Officer in Waitemata crashes Police vehicle while urgent duty driving

26 January 2021

An officer in Waitemata who was driving under lights and sirens in response to a fleeing driver incident, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving after he lost control of his police vehicle and crashed into a motorway barrier.

The Authority oversaw the Police investigation into the crash. Following the completion of criminal proceedings, the officer was dealt with through a confidential employment process. The Authority agrees with the outcome of the Police investigation and the actions taken.

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