Police pursuit ends with teenager on charges

An unlicensed teenager who led police on a chase at speeds up to 165km/h was arrested for drink driving, failing to stop, driving an unregistered and uninsured car.

At about 9.40pm on Saturday officers patrolling Clipper Road in Nowra saw a Holden Commodore travelling south.

The police alleged the car matched the description of a vehicle that was earlier used in the theft of petrol at a South Nowra service station.

Police started to pursue the car, after the driver failed to stop.

The pursuit continued through a number of streets, where the driver allegedly travelled at an estimated speed of between 100km/h and 120km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The offender turned south onto the Princes Highway where police said the driver travelled at an estimated speed of 130km/h in a 70km/h zone and 165km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The Commodore turned into the driveway of a rural property at Falls Creek where three of the young male occupants including the driver where arrested.

A fourth male youth escaped on foot.

The 17-year-old driver from Port Kembla was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis which returned a reading of .047.

He was charged with; police pursuit Skye’s Law, driving in a manner dangerous, never held a license to drive a vehicle, driving with special range PCA, use unregistered vehicle and use uninsured vehicle.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Nowra Children’s Court on May 22.

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