Unlicensed learner driver, 35, is ‘caught driving at 200km/h’ during a high-speed police chase with his three children in the car – and one is just seven months old
- A man, 35, has been charged following a high speed chase in Sydney’s northwest
- Highway Patrol allegedly detected a car speeding in Mooney Mooney on Sunday
- A pursuit was initiated and came to an end when the car crashed into a barrier
- The driver was found to be unlicensed and three children were in the back seat
- The Tregear man was refused bail to appear in Hornsby Local Court on Monday
An unlicensed learner driver has been charged after he was allegedly caught speeding at 200km/h with his three young children in the car.
Highway patrol officers were conducting speed checks on the M1 motorway, Mooney Mooney, in Sydney’s northwest, on Sunday night when they detected a Holden Commodore allegedly speeding.
The driver allegedly failed to stop when directed and a pursuit was initiated along the motorway, reaching speeds of up to 200km/h in a signposted 110km/h zone.
A man, 35, has been charged after he was allegedly caught speeding on with his three kids in the car in Sydney’s northwest on Sunday. Pictured: The Holden Commodore
The car was eventually brought to a stop a short time later when it slammed into a concrete barrier.
Police officers say they then discovered a 28-year-old woman, two boys, aged seven months and five years, and a three-year-old girl, sitting inside in the car.
The children were taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to be checked as a precaution, where the girl was treated for bruising.
The pursuit was initiated after the driver allegedly failed to stop after officers detected the vehicle allegedly travelling at high speed on the M1 motorway (pictured)
Checks revealed the 35-year-old male driver held an expired learner permit and it was disqualified.
He 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.
NSW Police said a child at risk notification has been made.