A man was found hiding in the boot of a car at 2.40am on Tuesday at the Mercer checkpoint, in a failed bid to leave Auckland and enter Waikato, Stuff reveals. The driver told police he was transiting through Auckland to the Waikato region, however police said they later discovered that wasn’t true. While at the checkpoint, police found another man was hiding in the boot of the car. Both men, aged 25 and 26, were given infringement notices.