Police charge man after high speed chase
Police charge man after high speed chase Alistair Brightman

Toddler was a passenger in high speed police chase

A three-year-old child was a passenger in a car during a high speed police chase which reached speeds of 170kmh and only ended after road spikes were deployed.

The speeding car was detected in a 110kmh zone on the Pacific Highway, at Cudgera Creek at 11.15pm on Thursday.

"The 23-year-old driver allegedly accelerated away from police and a pursuit was initiated," a police statement said.

"The pursuit eventually ended after police deployed road spikes, bringing the man's car to an eventual stop."

When police managed to stop the vehicle they discovered a woman, 19, and a boy, 3, in the car as well as a quantity of methylamphetamine.

The driver was arrested and later charged with speeding, police pursuit not stop Skye's Law, reckless driving and possess prohibited drug.

Police are concerned that the message of safe and responsible driving is not getting through to drivers.

New South Wales Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Superintendent Stuart Smith is very concerned.

"These incidences concern me, because they indicate a blatant disregard for our laws and a selfish attitude to the safety of other road users and community members," he said.

"Drivers need to understand that their actions on the road can have serious implications for themselves and others and they need to ask themselves whether it is worth the risk.

"Once again, I appeal to road users to use common sense and act responsibly on our roads."


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