Two Illawarra women have been accused of switching places behind the wheel of a car while leading police on a high-speed pursuit through suburban streets south of Wollongong.
Police allege Melissa Nancy Ross, 30, was driving the Holden Commodore, with Shelby Inita Turner in the passenger's seat, when it was detected travelling at speed along the F6 at Kembla Grange early Saturday morning.
Officers say they clocked the vehicle travelling at 151km/h in the 100km/h zone before it exited on to Northcliffe Drive.
Officers gave chase, pursuing the vehicle along Northcliffe Drive, reaching speeds of up to double the 70km/h limit.
It is alleged when the vehicle approached the intersection of Buena Vista Avenue at Lake Heights, Ross and Turner were seen to switch places, placing Turner behind the wheel.
The car was travelling about 50-60km/h at the time, police documents before the court allege.
The vehicle eventually pulled up outside a Northcliffe Drive home, where both women were arrested.
They were taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with several offences, including speeding, being involved in a police pursuit, driving while disqualified and being an unaccompanied learner driver (Turner).
However, in Wollongong Local Court yesterday, Ross denied she was ever behind the wheel, entering not guilty pleas to all the charges.
Seeking bail, Ross's lawyer, Matt Russoniello, said his client would agree to report to police daily and abide by a curfew if released back into the community.
He said Ross could live with her uncle at West Dapto and her mother had agreed to forfeit $500 if she didn't comply with her bail conditions.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart agreed to release Ross on conditional bail, given the length of time between yesterday's court appearance and when her matter would eventually come before the court for a hearing (in December).
On top of curfew and reporting obligations, Mr Stoddart also ordered Ross to attend regular counselling sessions with a court-appointed doctor.
Turner was released on bail during an earlier court appearance on Saturday and ordered to return to court later this month.
She is yet to enter pleas to any charges.