A Queensland man, woman and two children were taken to Forster Police Station yesterday, December 4 following a police chase which began near Taree and ended near Nerong Creek.
At about 7am, officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District witnessed a stolen BMW X1 travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Ghinni Ghinni, allegedly in excess of the speed limit.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but after it failed to stop a pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit was terminated near Forster due to safety concerns.
A short time later, the vehicle was seen travelling south on the Pacific Highway, once again exceedingt he speed limit.
The vehicle was monitored as it entered Nerong before crashing into trees off Sandflat fire trail a short time later.
Officers attended the scene and established a perimeter.
The passenger, a 25-year-old woman, and two children, aged three and five, were found in Redbill Road.
The 22 year-old male driver was chased on foot into nearby bushland, with assistance from Polair and the dog unit, before he was arrested near Nerong Creek.
The man was charged with motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45 kilometres per hour, driving dangerously and not stopping in a police pursuit, two counts of drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, never being licensed and driving on the road, two counts of driving with child not restrained as prescribed, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner and receive etc property stolen outside NSW.
He was refused bail to appear at Forster Local Court today, Wednesday, December 5.
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, December 19.
A child at risk notification was submitted to Family and Community Services.