a href=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12114218/Flock-of-sheep-end-high-speed-New-Zealand-police-chase.html”>A flock of sheep brought an attempt to escape the police to a somewhat abrupt end in New Zealand.
Three men and a woman sped off, having been stopped for speeding and driving a car without number plates.
The pursuit was joined by several other police cars, but it was to no avail. Even metal road spikes did not bring the speeding Honda Integra to a halt, even though one of the tyres had been burst.
For 90 minutes the cars hurtled through Central Otago on South Island, police said.
However the fugitives had not bargained for a flock of sheep, which were being moved to a new grazing site by a farm worker.