Police finally arrest man who got away from them three times

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Police have finally arrested a man who failed to stop for them three times last year.

He was spotted on a motorcycle in the South Island town of Kimbell at 3:15pm on New Year's Day, and a unit waited for him further down the road in Fairlie.

An area search was conducted when he did not pass the unit and he was found and arrested shortly afterwards.

The 39-year-old man was involved in three separate fleeing driver incidents in Hampden, Omarama and Lake Tekapo in 2018.

The man has been charged with three counts of failing to stop and one count of dangerous driving. He will appear in Oamaru District Court in February.

"This is a really good example of why you should pull over when signalled by police," Snr Const Russell Halkett said.

"This person was concerned because the bike wasn't up to scratch, and he's now facing much more serious charges."


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