NZ Herald: Incorrect use of road spikes caused teens in stolen car to injure pregnant woman: Report

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A police officer’s incorrect use of road spikes caused a pregnant woman to be hurt when her car was rammed by a vehicle driven by two teenagers, an independent report has found.

The two teens had been driving a stolen Mazda in South Auckland on February 28 last year, when police began a pursuit at 1.52pm in the suburb of Manurewa.

The pursuit continued through Auckland’s motorways and was headed north of the city on State Highway 1 towards the Johnstone Hill tunnels near Puhoi.

However, as the pursuit approached, a police officer mistakenly threw road spikes across the road in front of a car driven by a pregnant woman, a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority found.

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