Two teenagers too young to have a driver's licence have been arrested after police used road spikes to stop their vehicle in Gisborne.
The silver Honda Torneo was spotted on Tiniroto Rd at around 1:25pm on Wednesday.
"The driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated," a police spokesperson says.
But Police lost sight of the fleeing vehicle and the pursuit was abandoned, until it was spotted on Brunton Rd a short time later.
"Road spikes were successfully deployed and the vehicle came to a stop on Bell Rd. The two occupants were taken into Police custody."
A 15-year-old has been charged with driving and dishonesty offences and will appear in the Gisborne Youth Court on Thursday.
A 13-year-old will appear in Youth Court next month on a charge of unlawfully getting in to a vehicle.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact Police on (06) 869 0200.