Children in car involved in high-speed pursuit - Mooney Mooney

Monday, 26 April 2021 09:43:22 AM

Three children aged five and under have been found in a car being driven by an unlicensed driver involved in a pursuit with police in Sydney’s north-west overnight.

About 11.20pm on Sunday 25 April 2021, officers from Kuring Gai Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement on the M1 motorway, Mooney Mooney, when they detected a Holden Commodore allegedly speeding; a pursuit was initiated when the driver failed to stop when directed.

Police will allege the car reached speeds of up to 200km/h during the pursuit in a signposted 110km/h zone along the M1 motorway.

A short time later the car stopped after hitting a concrete barrier.

Checks revealed the 35-year-old male driver – who held an expired learner permit – was disqualified.

A 28-year-old woman, two boys aged seven months and five years, and a three-year-old girl, were passengers in the car.

The children were taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to be checked as a precaution; the girl has been treated for bruising.

The driver was arrested and taken to Hornsby Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle while disqualified, drive with low-range PCA, and speeding.

The Tregear man was refused bail to attend Hornsby Local Court today, (Monday 26 April 2021).

A child at risk notification has been made by police.