Police are carrying out inquiries to locate the driver of a vehicle that fled from Police in Kawerau tonight.

Police observed a vehicle speeding along Onslow St in Kawerau around 8.20 pm and signaled it to stop, a Police spokesperson said.

“The vehicle failed to stop and fled. Police followed the vehicle briefly before it came to a halt on Ferguson St.”

Police found the vehicle abandoned and the driver missing.

Inquiries are ongoing to locate the offender.