Man pepper sprayed and tasered after police car rammed


The driver allegedly reversed into the police car multiple times.

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The driver allegedly reversed into the police car multiple times.

Police tasered and pepper sprayed a man who allegedly repeatedly rammed a stolen vehicle into a police car in Christchurch.

Police saw the stolen vehicle on Moorhouse Ave at 10.15pm on February 14, and followed it to Fitzgerald Ave, where it pulled into a driveway, a police spokeswoman said.

When the police car pulled in behind the vehicle, the driver allegedly reversed into the police car multiple times. The driver then exited the car and began behaving aggressively towards officers, police said. 

Officers used a taser and pepper spray on the man, the spokeswoman said.

The 31-year-old man was transported to hospital as a precaution.

He has since been remanded in custody and will appear in court on Monday on charges including resisting police, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, intentional damage, and failing to stop, the spokeswoman said.

One police vehicle was extensively damaged during the incident, while another was moderately damage.

Police continue to investigate the incident.