Teens arrested after Pacific Highway pursuit

POLICE have arrested four teenagers after an alleged high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle along the Pacific Highway tonight.

Newcastle City police spotted four males, all believed to be aged 15 and 16, in a stolen Hyundai Excel near the Hexham bridge about 6pm.

They attempted to pull the vehicle to the side of the road but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

Police said the vehicle was allegedly clocked doing more than 140km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Police followed the Hyundai into Giggins Road at Heatherbrae where the four males jumped out and fled on foot.

One teenager was arrested a short time later while the remaining three were seen running through fields near the Pacific Highway towards the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.

Port Stephens police set up a perimeter around the area and the NSW Police Dog Unit was called in to assist in the search. 

A Port Stephens police spokesman confirmed two more teenagers had been arrested at Heatherbrae about 8.30pm and were being taken to Raymond Terrace police station to be interviewed. 

A check of the vehicle revealed it had been stolen from North Avoca on November 11, police said. 

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