Police led on pursuit from Mittagong to Merrylands

A man and a woman were charged after a leading police on a pursuit from Mittagong to Merrylands, reaching speeds of up to 180km/h.

Just after 6.20am on January 7, Hume LAC Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were carrying out speed checks on the Hume Motorway at Mittagong.

Police detected a gold Nissan sedan travelling southbound at an alleged speed of 131km/h in a 110km/h zone and attempted to stop the car.

Police will allege the driver failed to stop and a pursuit began.

It will be further alleged a number of items were thrown from the vehicle during the incident, and at one point the driver drove towards a police officer standing near a police vehicle, narrowly missing him.

A man and a woman were arrested on January 7 after allegedly leading police on a pursuit from Mittagong to Merrylands at speeds of up to 180km/h.

A man and a woman were arrested on January 7 after allegedly leading police on a pursuit from Mittagong to Merrylands at speeds of up to 180km/h.

At Morris Street, Merrylands, the male driver and female passenger stopped and ran from the vehicle but were arrested nearby.

Police checks suggest the car and plates were stolen.

The driver, a 33-year-old man, and the passenger, a 38-year-old woman, were taken to Merrylands Police Station.

The man was charged with twelve offences including not stop vehicle when directed, police pursuit, exceed speed by more than 45km/h, drive recklessly/furiously or in a dangerous manner, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, and goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen.

The woman was charged with six offences including intentionally throw object at vehicle and risk safety, throw missile at police officer executing duty, possess prohibited drug, and good in personal custody suspected of being stolen.

Both were refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Local Court on January 8.

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