Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Historical version for 1 July 2011 to 29 September 2011 (accessed 19 December 2014 at 01:26) Current version

187   Use of tyre deflation devices

(cf Road Transport (General) Act 1999, s 51)

(1)  The Commissioner may authorise the use by police officers of a device (a tyre deflation device) that causes the deflation of the tyres of a vehicle:
(a)  to enable police to stop or assist in the stopping of a vehicle in connection with the pursuit of the vehicle by police, or
(b)  to enable police to prevent the use of the vehicle by a person for the purpose of escaping from lawful custody or avoiding arrest.
(2)  Provision made by or under an Act that would operate to prohibit or restrict the placement or deployment on or near a road or road related area of a tyre deflation device does not apply to the placing or deploying of a tyre deflation device by a police officer acting in the exercise of his or her duties.
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