Ute driver smashes police car into house

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A police car has smashed into a house in Invercargill, causing significant damage, after a man in a ute hit the vehicle while being chased.

Police said they were called just after 10am after a man threatened people at a house.

The man then fled in a ute.

Officers laid road spikes, but the driver managed to avoid them. They chased the vehicle, but it ended up hitting a patrol car.

The patrol car hit a house, causing significant damage.

No one was seriously injured.

The man was arrested at the scene.

Police said they wanted to hear from anyone who saw a red Mitsubishi ute between Grasmere and Windsor this morning between 10am and 10.45am.