Two men will face court today accused of stealing fuel and leading police on a chase that ended in their car catching fire in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.
The pair allegedly left a petrol station on Yass Street at Gunning early Sunday morning without paying for their fuel.
Not long after, police spotted their car on the Hume Highway in Goulburn.
Highway patrol officers tried to stop the car but it kept going.
They eventually stopped it by putting road spikes in the middle of the highway.
The car crashed into a drain, sparking a grass fire.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze but the car was completely destroyed.
The men from Victoria were arrested at the scene.
An 18-year-old was charged with receiving stolen property, dishonestly obtaining property by deception, the police pursuit offence known as Skye’s Law, driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner and driving while disqualified.
The 20-year-old was charged with receiving stolen property and dishonestly obtaining property by deception.