An 18-year-old man has been pepper sprayed and arrested following an altercation with police in the Waikato.
The man was driving a Toyota Saloon on Bracken St in Cambridge around 6pm when he was pulled over for a routine vehicle check, Sergeant David Raffan, of Hamilton police said.
“The driver decamped and he ended up getting sprayed and arrested,” Raffan said.
“There was an altercation … he ran towards a couple of officers.”
The man was both verbally and physically aggressive, Raffan said.
“At this stage he is being processed for drink-driving.”