Hoon hits 200kmh during pursuit

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Biggus :), Jan 10, 2008.

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    Hoon hits 200kmh during pursuit
    Matthew Burgess
    January 11, 2008

    A 33-year-old man has lost his motorcycle for 48 hours after a police
    pursuit north of Melbourne today, during which he was clocked at more
    than 200 km/h.

    The Bundoora man was detected by police from the Epping Traffic
    Management Unit travelling 15 km/h above the limit on the
    Wallan-Whittlesea Road in Upper Plenty about 11am.

    A pursuit ensued when police tried to intercept the man, who reached
    speeds of more than 200 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

    The motorcycle was later found to be unregistered, and displaying
    another vehicle's number plate. It has since been seized for 48 hours
    under the anti-hoon legislation, introduced in the state on July 1,

    The man had made the situation worse by trying to escape, Senior
    Constable Thomas Bateman said.

    "I believe he panicked because he knew the vehicle was unregistered
    and he was going a bit too fast initially," Senior Constable Bateman

    "However instead of facing fines of around $700, he is now looking at
    a 12 month loss of licence, a 48 hour vehicle impoundment, fines in
    the (thousands) plus a fee to get his bike back from impoundment and a
    court date in his diary.

    "Motorists who choose to behave in this manner present an unacceptable
    risk to the community and this is an example of why it simply isn't
    worth breaking the law."

    The man will be charged with traffic offences.
    Biggus :), Jan 10, 2008
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