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Abandoned motorway car hits Akld traffic

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/08/2016

Commuters heading into Auckland through Papakura are facing delays after a car stopped by police spikes was abandoned in the right-hand lane of the Southern Motorway.

The car was one of two stolen vehicles police had been chasing on the Northwestern Motorway on Monday morning after they were spotted driving erratically.

One chase was abandoned because the vehicle's speed deemed it unsafe to continue.

The second vehicle headed towards Hamilton before turning back at Te Kauwhata.

Road spikes were used, stopping the vehicle near the Papakura offramp.

The occupants were taken into custody.

The car is being removed but the traffic may take time to clear.

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