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Dunedin car chase trio arrested after mechanical failure

Police arrested three people after a brief car chase in Dunedin on Thursday afternoon was halted by mechanical failure.

The pursuit began just after 3pm when police spotted a person of interest in a car on the southern motorway.

Police attempted to signal the car down but the vehicle instead sped off, prompting police into a chase.

They believed the car’s passengers threw several items from the car during the chase.

The chase did not last long, as the fleeing vehicle slowed due to a mechanical failure.

Police closed both lanes of the southern motorway while they looked for the items. A diversion was in place through Stevenson Road.

The three people who were in the car were in police custody on Thursday evening.