A 35-year-old man has been arrested today in relation to an incident last week in Raumati Beach.
Police received a report on Tuesday 7 April that a couple walking their dog on a pedestrian-only track in the area had been involved in an incident where a dirt bike rider had collided with their dog, causing it to become injured.
The rider then left the scene.
Police investigating the incident today arrested the man at a Paraparaumu address.
He is next due to appear in court on 12 May on a number of driving charges, including driving while suspended.
As the matter is now before the courts, Police cannot comment further.