Police in NSW have been left horrified after three children aged five-years-old and under were found in a car being driven by an unlicensed driver at speeds of 200km/h.
Officers first spotted the Holden Commodore allegedly speeding on the M1 Motorway at Mooney Mooney in Sydney’s north-west around 11.20pm last night.
They attempted to pull over the driver, but he failed to stop, with officers initiating a pursuit.
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“Police will allege the car reached speeds of up to 200km/h during the pursuit along the M1 motorway,” NSW Police said in a statement.
The vehicle finally came to a stop a short time later after crashing into a concrete barrier.
A 28-year-old woman, two boys aged seven months and five years, and a three-year-old girl, were found to be passengers in the car.
The children were taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to be checked as a precaution, with the young girl treated for bruising.
The 35-year-old male driver, who held an expired learner permit and was disqualified, was arrested at the scene and taken to the local 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.
A child at risk notification has been made by police.