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Fleeing car closes Dunedin motorway

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/04/2017

Three people are in police custody after a fleeing driver incident resulted in the closure of Dunedin's Southern Motorway.

Police say they identified a person of interest travelling in a car on the motorway about 3pm on Thursday.

When the vehicle was signalled to stop, it sped off and police followed.

A short time later, the car slowed down because of mechanical issues and police stopped it near the Green Island off ramp.

Police say they are looking for items that are believed to have been thrown from the car.

Both lanes of the motorway are closed and diversions are in place through Stevenson Road.

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