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Auckland police officer charged with dangerous driving over alleged fleeing driver incident

An Auckland police officer has been charged with dangerous driving over an alleged fleeing driver incident while he was on duty.

Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus says the 30-year-old male officer was charged following a review of a fleeing driver incident that allegedly occurred on-duty while undertaking urgent driving duties.

Police summonsed the officer from the Auckland City District to appear in court on a charge of dangerous driving, and he appeared in the Auckland District Court earlier today, Ms Malthus said in a statement this evening.

The officer is currently on restricted duties, she said.


Side shot of a police car
New Zealand police (file picture). Source: istock.com