Three children aged five and under were found in a car being driven by an unlicensed driver involved in a pursuit with police at Mooney Mooney on April 25.
At about 11.20pm officers from Kuring Gai Highway Patrol were conducting speed enforcement on the M1 at 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 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 was 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 on April 26 and a child at risk notification was made by police.
Media release, Apr 26
NSW Police media