A suspect found time to drop off passengers during a police pursuit overnight.
Police say the vehicle was seen driving erratically in Favona, Counties Manukau, just before 3am on Sunday.
They signalled for the driver to stop, who failed to do so. A chase soon got underway, with a police Eagle helicopter assisting officers on the ground.
"The driver dropped off two passengers, who ran away, before continuing and crashing the car," police said in a statement on Sunday morning.
The driver and one other passenger were arrested after the crash. The passenger received a minor injury.