At 7.10am today the 21-year-old man allegedly stole a utility from the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre on Church St.
Police began pursuing the vehicle shortly afterwards as it continued north on the New England Highway, but the pursuit was called off ten minutes later due to the vehicle approaching road works.
Police began pursuing the utility again at 7.40am and deployed road spikes on the New England Highway to stop the vehicle.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was arrested at the scene and taken to Glen Innes Police Station for questioning.
He is expected to face court today.