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200 cars in illegal Auckland street race, youths arrested

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RNZ

31 March 2024, 6:26 PM

200 cars in illegal Auckland street race, youths arrestedThe men were taken into custody on Henderson Valley Road in West Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Hundreds of illegal street racers caused mayhem across Auckland Saturday night, driving dangerously and fleeing from police.


About 200 vehicles were involved, splitting into smaller groups across Penrose, Onehunga and Westgate.





Police said just after midnight, a car with three people was seen running a red light on Bush Road in Albany.


The driver then fled from police.


Three young men were taken into custody when the vehicle eventually stopped on Henderson Valley Road in West Auckland.


The trio, aged 16,18 and 20, are due to appear in court this week.


Two others were taken into custody, but not charged, after a different vehicle was seen driving dangerously earlier in the evening, and then spotted in Karaka about 3am.