A car ended up crashing through a fence and into an Upper Hutt house as it attempted to flee police on Friday.
Officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle on Moeraki Rd, but it sped away and crashed a short time later.
The house, also on Moeraki Rd, was damaged and a gas main was ruptured.
The person inside and neighbours were evacuated as a precaution and gas could be smelled from the street.
There were no injuries, though the driver was taken to hospital for assessment.