A woman crashed a stolen vehicle near Urunga on Sunday night after a police pursuit.
A woman crashed a stolen vehicle near Urunga on Sunday night after a police pursuit. Rob Wright

Woman crashes stolen car after Hwy pursuit

A WOMAN will appear in court today charged over a high speed pursuit on the Pacific Hwy that ended in a crash near Hungry Head.  

Police will allege the 20-year-old woman from Queensland stole a silver Holden 4WD from a Macksville petrol station on Sunday about 4.50pm.

Police sighted the vehicle travelling north on the Pacific Highway at Nambucca Heads and attempted to stop the driver, activating their warning lights.

Officers will allege the driver, the sole occupant, failed to stop and sped off along the highway.

About 5.15pm police initiated a pursuit with the vehicle, which was terminated a short time later.

Police said the vehicle collided with another car, causing minor damage and continued travelling north.

No one was injured as a result of the crash.

The driver later lost control of the vehicle on the Pacific Hway, near the intersection of Ballards Rd at South Urunga, causing it to leave the roadway and stop in the nearby bush.

Officers arrested the 20-year-old female driver and she was taken to Macksville Police Station.

She was charged with police pursuit (Skyes law), take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, exceed speed limit by more than 45kph, drive in a manner dangerous and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The woman, from Upper Coomera in Queensland, was refused bail to face the Kempsey Local Court.