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After the car stopped, Waikato Police gave Megan and Anthony Bonisch a lift to a wedding they attended near Tauranga.
Megan and Anthony Bonisch may have been the first trip in a police car, but she was just one welcome.
When the Auckland couple saw themselves on the side of the Waikato highway at the weekend, running late to a wedding, police officers who came to help.
The couple drove down from Auckland to a wedding on the northern edge of Tauranga on Saturday when they broke their car down.
In a post on Facebook, Megan Bonisch said the car had suddenly lost power near Waihi.
With 50 minutes to reach the venue – drive 30 minutes away – a little chance of getting a taxi or Uber, and a car that would not travel more than 30km – both started off.
He went on to the dangerous lights, he said, and the mental caps on what to do next.
As the couple considered the assumption, there was a police car with two officers dropped to the other address, returning to an end.
"He explained what happened and where we were going – not only did we follow us back to the Waihi police station so that we can leave our car safely, they let us change at the police station. "
Then, both women offered to drive the couple in the patrol car to the wedding placement, he said.
"We did in time (and come in style) and we had a great night."
"I'm so grateful to live in a country where the police can show so much mercy and kindness by helping us when they were not very easy.
"Both of these are credit to the Police & NZs and their profession."
He thanked the officers for helping them and providing a "big entrance".
"And make our first ever voyage in a police car so memorable."