Two men are in custody after a dramatic, and at times high-speed police pursuit around the streets of Whangārei on Wednesday night where shots were fired at police from a moving vehicle.
At around 11:30pm, police attempted to stop a speeding car in Otangarei, the vehicle didn't stop and a pursuit started.
However, the chase was short lived after shots were fired out the window of the offending vehicle as it sped away.
The car was tracked around Whangarei for some time before being spiked in Onerahi .
Despite increasing damage to the wheels on the fleeing vehicle, speeds remained relatively high and police reengaged in pursuing the offenders. At this stage, two more shots were fired at police.
The vehicle eventually stopped on Tarewa Road and the two occupants of the car were arrested without incident.
Northland District Commander, Superintendent Tony Hill said it was an extremely dangerous event.
"It's completely unacceptable for our staff, who leave their families every day to come to work to keep our community safe, to allegedly have a firearm discharged at them a number times. Their welfare is our priority and they are being well-cared for by their colleagues and the wider organisation."
The alleged offenders are two men aged 23 and 24, and will face a number of charges at Whangārei District Court today.