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.