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Gas leak after man drives into U Hutt home

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/08/2016

A man fleeing police has driven directly into a house and ruptured a gas main in Upper Hutt.

The man failed to stop for police and sped away before crashing into the Moeraki Road property on Friday morning, police say.

The occupant of the house was unharmed but the property has been evacuated, along with surrounding homes until the gas leak is fixed.

The driver has been taken to hospital and is being monitored by police.

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