Queensland pair charged following pursuit in Taree

A man and woman from Queensland have been charged following a pursuit in Taree today. , NSW Police say

About 7am (Tuesday 4 December 2018), officers from Manning/Great Lakes Police District saw a stolen BMW X1 travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Ghinni Ghinni, allegedly in excess of the sign posted speed limit.

Officers attempted to stop the BMW; however, it failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit was terminated near Forster due to safety concerns.

A short time later, the BMW was again seen travelling south on the Pacific Highway in excess of the sign posted speed limit.

The BMW was monitored and as it entered Nerong, it crashed into trees off Sandflat fire trail.

Officers from Manning/Great Lakes Police District attended and established a perimeter.

The passenger, a 25-year-old woman, and two children, aged three and five, were found in Redbill Road.

The driver, a 22-year-old man, was pursued on foot into nearby bushland and with the assistance of Polair and the Dog Unit, he was arrested near Nerong Creek.

The man, woman, and children were all taken to Forster Police Station.

The man was charged with motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45 km/h, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous (x2), never licensed person drive vehicle on road, drive with child not restrained as prescribed (x2), drive conveyance taken w/o consent of owner, and receive etc property stolen outside NSW.

He was refused bail to appear at Forster Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 5 December 2018).

The woman was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Forster Local Court on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

A child at risk notification was submitted to Family and Community Services.

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