Pair charged after high-speed police chase from Mittagong to Merrylands

A man and a woman have been charged with a total of 18 offences following a 90 kilometre high-speed chase from Mittagong in the Southern Highlands to Merrylands in western Sydney.

Police said that about 6.20am on Saturday, police tried to stop the alleged stolen car travelling at 131km/h on the Hume Motorway at Mittagong but the driver refused and in the ensuing chase it reached speeds of 180km/h.

Items were allegedly thrown from the stolen car and the driver drove towards a police officer standing near a police vehicle, narrowly avoiding him, police said.

At Merrylands, the driver stopped the vehicle and the pair attempted to flee. They were apprehended nearby, police said.

A 33-year-old man was charged with 12 offences, including failing to stop, speeding, driving dangerously, using a weapon to prevent lawful detention, resisting police and possessing suspected stolen items.

A 38-year-old woman was charged with six officers, including intentionally throwing an object at a vehicle risking safety, throwing a missile at a police officer and possessing a prohibited drug and suspected stolen items.

Both were refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.