Te Anau was a hive of activity this morning after the Armed Offenders Squad and emergency services were called to an incident involving a fleeing driver.
Witnesses say that a car with three flat tyres was abandoned in the middle of State Highway 94. Police were now searching for the driver with the help of AOS from Invercargill and dog handlers.
A Police media team spokesperson confirmed that Police were looking to locate an individual.
A section of SH 94 between Kakapo Road and Sandy Brown Road remains closed.