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Instagram famous mum is found guilty after racing away from officers at 223kmh with her toddler

An Instagram-famous mother has been found guilty after speeding away from police at 223kmh while her unrestrained three-year-old daughter was in the back seat. 

Margarita Tomovska, 28, led officers on a terrifying high-speed chase on the Princes Highway in Helensburgh, New South Wales, last November. 

When she finally stopped after 10 kilometres, she and her wanted passenger Christopher King were arrested at gun point.

On Friday the glamorous mother appeared in Wollongong Local Court dressed head-to-toe in designer clothing. 

Margarita Tomovska, 28, donning head-to-toe designer clothing, appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Friday

The court heard that police were following Tomovska’s car after receiving a tip off that King would be the only one inside and could possibly have a gun on him.

King was the target of the strike force, with police reports suggesting he had links to firearms, the Illawarra Mercury reported. 

When she saw the police, she sped away.

Highway patrol officer Nathan Grant and Senior Constable Joel Tuma followed the pair along the highway for around 10 minutes. 

The police car travelled at 30km/h under the 100km/h speed limit, before turning on their lights and sirens to pull the car over.

Police dash-cam footage showed the officers weaving in and out of two lanes to avoid other vehicles while pursuing Tomovska, who was driving in the left-hand lane.

Eventually, the $450,000 dark silver Mercedes AMG abruptly pulled over to the side of the highway. 

Sen Con Grant and Sen Con Tuma were then seen holding their police weapons up as they walked toward each side of the car.

Tomovska attempted to get out of the driver’s seat, but Sen Con Grant waved his arm at her, instructing her to get back in the car. 

‘Hands on your head! Hands on your head! Do not do anything!’ he shouted at Tomovska. 

Someone can then be heard shouting: ‘There’s a kid in the car’. 

‘Why were you running?’ Sen Con Grant asks the mother, before telling her they are being recorded. 

Meanwhile, Sen Con Tuma put King face-down on the ground before handcuffing him. 

Several plain-clothed officers were then filmed arriving to the scene, as Sen Con Grant told Tomovska how fast she was going. 

Officers found Tomovska’s unrestrained three-year-old daughter in the back seat.

The girl wasn’t hurt but she was in a distressed state and officers had to help calm her down. 

Before her court appearance, Tomovska posted a photo of her pouting to the camera with the caption 'resting bitch face on for tomorrow. Practice makes perfect' to her 70,000 Instagram followers

Before her court appearance, Tomovska posted a photo of her pouting to the camera with the caption ‘resting bitch face on for tomorrow. Practice makes perfect’ to her 70,000 Instagram followers

During the November 13 pursuit on the Princes Highway, Tomovska reached speeds of more than 200km/h before abruptly pulling over

During the November 13 pursuit on the Princes Highway, Tomovska reached speeds of more than 200km/h before abruptly pulling over

It was at that moment that Senior Constable Grant chatted to Ms Tomovska – and she admitted what she had done was stupid.

Magistrate Susan McGowan brought up that conversation in court, news.com.au reported. 

‘You could’ve killed (the girl), do you get that?’ Sen Con Grant told the 28-year-old.

Tomovska and the officer continued their back-and-forth as she defended herself by saying ‘at least I gave up.’

‘Do you know what happens when a body hits a pole at 200km/h? … There is nothing left,’ Sen Con Grant said.

‘F**k that, but at least it’s a highway,’ she replied. 

Margarita Tomovska’s full conversation with police after finally pulling over 

 ‘You could’ve killed (the girl), do you get that?’ Sen Con Grant asked.

‘I do,’ Tomovska replied.

‘Over what?’ he said.

‘Over nothing,’ she said. ‘Nothing, stupidity, but at least I gave up.’

‘That was nice of you,’ Sen Con Grant replied. ‘You were getting away from me too… you were getting away from me, you did all right.

‘No those cars go all right,’ Tomovska said.

‘Yeah you done any driving courses or anything like that before?’

‘No,’ Tomovska responded.

‘Just put your foot down?’ Sen Con Grant asked.

‘My mate is highway patrol and he was telling, I took him for a spin and he was saying (the Mercedes) are like highway patrol but on steroids those cars … yeah no chance if I kept going,’ Tomovska said.

‘You reckon,’ Sen Con Grant said.

‘It’s not funny,’ Tomovska replied.

‘It’s not funny, no it’s not,’ he said.

‘I know it’s not funny, I was just being a stupid idiot,’ she said.

‘Do you know what happens when a body hits a pole at 200km/h? … There is nothing left,’ Sen Con Grant said.

‘F**k that, but at least it’s a highway,’ she replied.

Tomovska’s lawyers tried to argue that she was under duress from King to speed away from police, but the court found this wasn’t the case. 

‘I was scared he was going to do something to me if I didn’t do what he said,’ she told the court. 

Police described King as a ‘potentially dangerous man’ whose body was so large  officers needed two sets of handcuffs to restrain him. 

Magistrate McGowan told the court she was ‘speechless’ at the excuse. 

‘It’s obvious (Tomovska) could’ve told police at a later time as to what happened… there were numerous occasions where she had the opportunity to tell police that she was scared. She never mentioned it once.

‘Would a reasonable person act as she did with a little girl in the back of the car? I don’t think they would.’ 

Tomovska's lawyers tried to argue that she was under duress from her passenger to speed away from police, but the court found this wasn't the case

Tomovska’s lawyers tried to argue that she was under duress from her passenger to speed away from police, but the court found this wasn’t the case 

Tomovska was found guilty will return to court to be sentenced in October

Tomovska was found guilty will return to court to be sentenced in October

Tomovska claimed that her passenger, Christopher King, told her to 'floor it' after spotting police driving behind them

Tomovska claimed that her passenger, Christopher King, told her to ‘floor it’ after spotting police driving behind them

Police prosecutor Sergeant Amelia Wall also didn’t buy Tomovska’s excuse.

Tomovska had only known King for a week when she drove him down to Wollongong to meet up with a friend.

Sergeant Wall asked Tomovska why she would drive all the way down to Wollongong for a man she had only met a few times, and wasn’t in an intimate relationship with, to which she replied: ‘I love driving, that’s what I do’. 

Sergeant Wall also question why Tomovska didn’t tell police she was scared of King at the time.

Tomovska said it was because he was right next to her, but Sergeant Wall also debunked that, arguing that King was by the back of the car getting handcuffed, while the Tomovska was at the front of the car speaking with officers. 

Sergeant Wall also disputed Tomovska claims that King told her to ‘floor it’ after spotting police driving behind them. 

She said that Tomovska hadn’t mentioned the words ‘floor it’ until now.  

Tomovska was found guilty of leading police in a chase and will return to court to be sentenced in October.

Donning a Versace dress and a black cape, the mother-of-one walked out of court and was driven off in the same Mercedes she drove in her high-speed chase. 

Before her court appearance, Tomovska posted ‘#NotGuilty’ and a photo of her pouting to the camera with the caption ‘resting bitch face on for tomorrow. Practice makes perfect’ to her 70,000 Instagram followers. 

In May this year, she used her platform to beg for money to fund her lifestyle, claiming harassment from Raptor, a New South Wales Police strike force targeting bikies and related criminal activity, had stopped her being able to get a job.

‘I know you all don’t know me but I’m actually not a bad person,’ she wrote on a GoFundMe page. 

Tomovska, 28, tried to raise $100,000 through donations, as she claimed she is unable to maintain full time employment

Tomovska, 28, tried to raise $100,000 through donations, as she claimed she is unable to maintain full time employment

‘These dogs are liers [sic] and have something against me for no reason as I’m sure I’m not the only one.

‘They have made it very hard for me to maintain a job as no one would hire me due to the bullsh** from raptor and ACA combined.

‘So I created this GoFund me to raise some support against the bullsh** that they have done to me and everyone else. It’s about time we fight back. Enough is enough! 

‘Thank you in advance for your support.’

The mother-of-one encouraged followers to support her by sharing the link on her Instagram story. 

Tomovska’s car is worth about $260,000 new, and the Sutherland Shire woman regularly splashes thousands on designer clothing.  

The mother-of-one is regularly pictured with luxury cars and dressed in designer outfits

The mother-of-one is regularly pictured with luxury cars and dressed in designer outfits

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