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Driver charged with fleeing Hamilton crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/01/2017

A Hamilton driver will face court after crashing into a car while allegedly fleeing a routine police stop.

The occupant was thrown from the car and suffered serious injuries in the crash in Fairview Downs just before 3.30am on Saturday.

Police say the 20-year-old driver fled the scene of the crash but was arrested a short time later by police.

He's expected to face Hamilton District Court on Monday.

The passenger was taken to Waikato Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The occupant of the other vehicle was uninjured.

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