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Waikato police arrest man after altercation with police

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.”