18 April 2024

Teenagers allegedly lead Wollongong police on high-speed pursuit along M1

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Two teens allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit on Thursday morning. Photo: Region.

Two teenagers have been charged following an alleged pursuit reaching speeds of up to 180 km/h through the Illawarra on Thursday (18 April).

Police were patrolling Towradgi Road, Towradgi, at about 3 am when they noticed a Subaru Forester, allegedly stolen from a home in North Sydney on Sunday night.

Officers activated their lights and sirens, however, the car allegedly failed to stop. It continued north along the M1 motorway towards Helensburgh, allegedly reaching speeds of 180 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

The pursuit continued to the Helensburgh exit before heading back south towards Wollongong when the car ran out of petrol near Bulli Tops.

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The 16-year-old driver and 15-year-old passenger were arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The 16-year-old driver was charged with police pursuit, not stopping/driving at speed, driving conveyance taken without consent, and not holding a licence.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of the owner and breach of bail.

Both were refused bail and were due to appear in Children’s Court on Thursday.

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