Woman arrested after dangerous, high-speed pursuit with 3yo child in the car

A woman has been arrested after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through south-west Sydney with her 3-year-old child in the back seat.

Police began to pursue the woman after they spotted her allegedly driving through two red lights at high speed at Cabramatta about 10.30pm.

Officers activated their lights and sirens, however the woman failed to stop.


Police say that during the pursuit, the woman allegedly reached speeds of up to 150km/h and travelled onto the incorrect side of the road.

She eventually came to a stop at Rodd Street at Birrong, which is when police were horrified to discover the woman’s son, a three-year-old boy, in the backseat of the vehicle.

The 23-year-old woman from Cabramatta was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station where she was charged with a string of offences.

She was refused bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court today.

Police say the woman’s child has since been placed in the care of relatives.