A man and woman from Queensland are due to front court over a high speed pursuit which ended with an allegedly stolen car crashing just south of Bulahdelah with two young children inside.

Police say officers began chasing the BMW when they noticed it speeding on the Pacific Highway near Taree yesterday morning – however it was called off near Foster due to safety concerns.

The car was seen at Nerong where it crashed into trees.

A 25-year-old woman and two children aged 3 and 5 were located nearby, while a 22-year-old man who police say was driving the car, ran off.

He was tracked down with the help of Polair and the Dog Unit.

The man’s been charged with several offences including exceed speed by more than 45 kilometres per hour, dangerous driving, unlicensed driving, drive with child not restrained (x2), and drive conveyance without consent of owner.

He’s been refused bail to face Forster Local Court today.

The woman was charged with being carried in conveyance without consent of owner – she’s due to face Forster Local Court on Wednesday 19 December.

Police also lodged a child at risk notification with Family and Community Services.