A car fleeing Hamilton police swerved to avoid road spikes lost control and crashed into a ditch.
The 20 minute chase began at 2:15pm on Thursday in Te Rapa Rd after a routine stop, senior sergeant Andrea McBeth said.
It went up Balmarino Cres where it parked in a driveway of a residential address, the car then drove to Whatawhata Rd where police laid spikes.
The driver swerved to avoid the spikes and lost control of the car which it ended up in a ditch. There were no injuries, McBeth said.
The driver was arrested.