Two charged after driving car into creek following pursuit

Two men have been charged following a high-speed pursuit which ended in a creek in Sydney’s west this morning.

Just after 12.30am, police attempted to stop a Holden Commodore which was speeding along Luxford Road, Whalan.

The Commodore failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, which continued through Palmyra Road, Lethbridge Park, and north along Stoney Creek Road, Shanes Park, with the Commodore allegedly reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.


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The Holden was then seen to enter a creek off Stoney Creek Road, before tipping over onto its roof and slowly submerging.

The 23-year-old male driver and his 28-year-old male passenger were assisted out of the vehicle, uninjured.

Both men were arrested at the scene and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station, before the younger man was taken to Mt Druitt Hospital for mandatory testing. He was later returned to Mt Druitt Police Station.

The 23-year-old was charged with police pursuit (Skye’s law) and exceed speed over 45km/h. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on 18 February 2016.

The 28-year-old was charged with breach bail and was refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today.

The vehicle was towed from the creek and seized for forensic examination.