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Man accused of driving at police

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/04/2017

A man has been charged after allegedly driving his car at officers, police say.

The 28-year-old was spotted slumped over his steering wheel with the engine running while parked outside Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club on Gladstone Road in Nelson.

When police approached him, he began driving towards them, forcing the officers to jump out of the way, police say.

The Nelson man then sped off, crashing his car on the corner of Lower Queen Street and Swamp Road and attempting to flee on foot.

He's been charged with driving while disqualified, reckless driving, aggravated assault and other driving and drug-related charges

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