The chase of a silver hatchback is believed to have begun in Cowes and proceeded towards Newport, then Wootton and Binstead.
Eyewitnesses have said that the silver vehicle was being chased by 2 police vehicles past St Mary’s Hospital towards the dual carriageway at around 80 mph.
Attentions have now turned to the Wootton and Fishbourne area with the NPAS helicopter circling overhead.
Officers on the ground are searching the area.
UPDATE @ 21:50 – The helicopter is now returning to base at Bournemouth.
It is thought that the vehicle has evaded Police.
Ground units are still in the area but appear to be standing down.
UPDATE SATURDAY – Police have confirmed that a silver VW Golf made off from officers after the driver failed to stop on Medina Way, Newport at just before 20:26 last night.
The pursuit ended in the Wootton area but unfortunately the vehicle nor its driver were located.
Officers are continuing their investigations to track the vehicle down.