Police have charged a teenager whose car hit a water main after he was allegedly detected at driving more than 140km/h in Sydney’s south this morning, NSW Police say.
About 12.20am today, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling Foreshore Drive, Mascot, when they observed two cars travelling at an alleged 147km/h.
Police activated their lights and sirens and caught up to the vehicles as they turned onto General Holmes Drive.
One of the cars, a Subaru Impreza WRX, hit a water main and came to rest in the breakdown lane.
The driver, a 17-year-old provisional licence holder from Queensland, declined treatment by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.
He was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of drive speed/manner dangerous and exceed speed by more than 45km/h to appear at court at a later date.
His licence was also suspended.
Inquiries into the other car involved in the incident are continuing.