Stolen car speeds wrong way down Auckland motorway

  • 22/09/2017

Footage has emerged of a stolen car speeding the wrong way down an Auckland motorway.

Witness Daniel North says he was travelling north on the Southern Motorway on Friday morning when he noticed the Eagle Helicopter hovering over the Takanini onramp, and a police car driving the wrong way down the southbound service lane.

"It wasn't until we were going past the Hill Rd exit we saw the vehicle being driven erratically in the wrong direction up against the median barrier dodging oncoming traffic in lane one."

Mr North calls it a "miracle" the driver didn't collide with anyone.

"Other drivers had to take evasive action to avoid the totally reckless idiot behind the wheel."

Police say the car was involved in an aggravated robbery Thursday night in Papatoetoe. Mr North spotted it around 11am on Friday.

Five people are now in police custody.