Three police cars damaged in dramatic Napier pursuit

One of the damaged police cars.
One of the damaged police cars. Photo credit: Sarah Paviour-Smith / Supplied

Three police cars have been damaged after a violent chase through Napier on Monday morning, which also left three officers with injuries.

The incident began after the driver of a stolen Volvo failed to stop for police on Marine Parade at around 10:30am.

After a pursuit was abandoned for safety reasons, road spikes were used to stop the car. The vehicle was found abandoned on Seddon Crescent and a 27-year-old man was arrested in the area by armed police.

"Three patrol cars were damaged during the incident," a police spokesperson told Newshub.

"Three police officers also received minor injuries, one has a suspected broken finger, and two others received bruises and sprains as result of airbag deployment."

The police cars were left with crumpled sides and smashed bonnets.
The police cars were left with crumpled sides and smashed bonnets. Photo credit: Sarah Paviour-Smith / Supplied

Images posted to social media show the police cars were left with crumpled sides and smashed bonnets as a result of the impact.

Police warn the man is likely to face charges.

Newshub.