"I don't know if the local officer trained the sheep or not, but they sure did a good job in stopping that auto".
They stopped a high-speed driver after a 90-minute police pursuit through Central Otago near Queenstown.
Senior Sergeant James Ure, of Dunedin, said police had pursued the auto after spotting it driving at speed and without licence plates east of Alexandra just before 8am.
The pursuit was joined by several other police cars, but it was to no avail.
We've all seen a police vehicle chase that ends with a fiery crash, but what about one that ends with a flock of sheep? None were harmed in the line of duty.
Reap what ewe sow Police have charged three males and a female in relation to the pursuit
Sheep saved the day during a high-speed police chase in New Zealand.
Two men, ages 19 and 23, were charged with reckless driving, failing to stop for flashing lights, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and three thefts stemming from failure to pay for gas.
There's no word on why the men were running from police in the first place.
And a male and female, both age 14 have been charged with three thefts over petrol drive offs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.
Fortunately, the sheep, amusingly owned by a police officer, came to their rescue as they were being moved from one piece of grazing land to another, thus blocking the road.
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