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Man and woman arrested over NSW high-speed car chase

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 18/04/2021 Joe Attanasio

A man and a woman will face court after leading police on a high-speed car chase yesterday in the Lake Illawarra region.

Just before 3pm, officers initiated the pursuit with a Subaru WRX station wagon – earlier reported stolen – after it failed to stop in Barrack Heights.

The chase reached speeds of up to 140km per hour in a 50 zone, forcing police to halt the pursuit over safety concerns.

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a fire hydrant on a sidewalk next to a tree: A house on Blackbutt Way, Barrack Heights, where the Subaru crashed. © 9News A house on Blackbutt Way, Barrack Heights, where the Subaru crashed.

Shortly after, the Subaru crashed into a house on Blackbutt Way, causing damages to a brick wall.

a car parked in front of a house: At one point the driver was travelling at more than 140 km/h. © 9News At one point the driver was travelling at more than 140 km/h.

The driver, a 39-year-old woman and her passenger, a 43-year-old man, were arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

The woman allegedly tested positive for cannabis.

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a house with a lawn in front of a palm tree: The property sustained minor damages. © 9News The property sustained minor damages.

She was disqualified from holding a driving licence, charged with six offences – including possession of a prohibited drug – and will appear in court today.

The man was charged with a drug-related offence and granted conditional bail. He will appear in court next week.

a house that has a sign on the side of a road: Blackbutt Way at Barrack Heights © Google Maps Blackbutt Way at Barrack Heights

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