Police have charged nine people, including eight teenagers following a wild pursuit through Lake Macquarie.

A Highway Patrol crew spotted a Honda Civic being driven at speed on the Hunter Expressway at about 11.15am on Wednesday – it’s alleged the car was travelling in excess of 200km/h in a 110km/h zone.

A pursuit began at Church Street, Minmi but was terminated at Wallsend due to the manner of driving.

The car was spotted again several times before being dumped in Arthur Street Cardiff.

Officers set up a perimeter, with PolAir and the Dog Unit helping in the search for the group.

A 19-year-old woman, who was driving the car, and eight teenagers aged between 13 and 17 were subsequently arrested – they’ve been charged with stolen vehicle offences and issued fines for breaching the Public Health Order.

The woman is due to face court today, (Thursday 29 July, 2021).