The alleged driver facing 16 charges after a police pursuit through Christchurch on Thursday called out a Nazi salute when a judge remanded him in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
Terry Thane Daily, a 20-year-old plasterer from Phillipstown, made a gang sign and called out “Sieg f–g Heil” when Judge Philip Connell remanded him for an appearance by video-link from Christchurch Prison on October 20.
Police have charged him over a chase involving an allegedly stolen vehicle through Edgeware and Shirley early on Thursday afternoon. It was believed to have started in the city centre, and was abandoned for a time by the police because of the manner of driving.
Daily was remanded without plea after his bail application was refused.
He faces charges of unlawfully taking a $3000 Subaru car, failing to stop for the police while driving dangerously, failing to remain stopped for the police when they were trying to get his details, driving while disqualified in Shirley, reckless driving, resisting a police officer, unlawful possession of an air pistol and a knife, intentionally damaging a police car, possession of methamphetamine, assault using a car as a weapon, intentional damage and several charges of stealing petrol.