A police officer has been injured after they were struck by a fleeing vehicle during a pursuit in Huntly on Sunday.
Just before 1am, police attempted to stop the vehicle on Great South Road due to its driving. But the driver failed to halt which led to a police pursuit.
"About 1am, on Tumate Mahuta Drive, Huntly, the vehicle clipped a patrol car and hit an officer who had been laying spikes," says Waikato District Commander Superintendent Bruce Bird.
"The officer sustained moderate injuries and was transported to hospital. They have since been discharged and are recovering at home."
Supt Bird says the serious crash unit has examined the scene.
"The driver of the vehicle is assisting police with enquiries and charges are yet to be determined," he adds.