Police this morning charged a driver with travelling at more than double the speed limit on the F6.
About 1.20am today, highway patrol officers were doing speed checks on Mt Ousley Rd near Cataract Creek, where the limit is 100km/h
They allegedly detected a white Holden Commodore VL Turbo travelling in excess of 200km/h in the northbound lanes.
The police turned on their sirens and followed the car for five kilometres as the driver entered the F6.
At about this time the driver allegedly turned off his headlights and travelled along the F6 at about 200km/h for 500m in darkness.
He was then pulled over by police, who allege he told them he turned off his headlights because his battery warning light had come on.
Police confiscated his licence on the spot. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Wattle Grove, in Sydney, was also directed to give up his licence plates at the Liverpool RMS and his car would be off the road for three months.
Police later estimated the driver's average alleged speed as 168km/h during the five-kilometre pursuit.
The driver was charged with driving in a manner dangerous and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
He will face Wollongong Local Court on November 11.