Raw video: Sparks fly as stolen car missing one wheel chased through Napier by police

A late-night low-speed police chase saw an allegedly stolen car driven on three wheels, before it caught on fire and hit a patrol vehicle. 

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Police said a 30-year-old man was arrested after the pursuit. Source: Supplied

Police said they were alerted to a car theft from a property on Gloucester Street around 11pm yesterday.

About 11.15pm, police tried to pull over the car near the aquarium on Marine Parade.

The car then at some point sustained damage - video footage showed it being driven while missing a rear wheel.

Police said the car continued "for some time" before it eventually caught fire, and crashed into a police patrol car.

No-one was injured in the crash.

A 30-year man was arrested and charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, resisting police, failing to stop, driving while disqualified, burglary and reckless driving.