Bunbury Police arrest motorcycle rider allegedly three times over the speed limit

South West Traffic Police have charged a 29-year-old man over a number of serious motorcycle offences.
South West Traffic Police have charged a 29-year-old man over a number of serious motorcycle offences.

South West Traffic Officers have charged a man with numerous driving offences in the South West District.

Police will allege that they were involved in a number of incidents with a male rider of a red Honda 1000 Fireblade.

At about 7.05pm on March 3, a Honda motorcycle bearing imitation registration plates was detected travelling on Parade Road, Withers. 

Police will allege the motorcycle was travelling at 120 kilometres an hour where the posted speed limit is 60 kilometres per hour. 

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the rider failed to stop, reaching speeds of up to 150 kilometres while driving on streets in Carey Park. 

Due to the danger posed to other road users the police aborted their attempt to stop the motorcycle.

Police then observed a Honda motorcycle bearing false registration plates on Forrest Avenue, Bunbury at about 11.20pm on March 4. 

Officers attempted to stop the motorcycle at the intersection of Blair Street however the rider allegedly accelerated away, failing to stop.

Police estimate that the motorcycle reached speeds in excess of 170 kilometres an hour as it pulled away. Police aborted their attempt to stop the motorcycle.

Police attended a home in Capel on Tuesday morning and arrested a 29-year-old man. 

He was charged with driving through a red traffic light, three counts of having no authority to drive, three counts of driving a vehicle with forged, replica or false plates, three counts of reckless driving, two counts of failing to stop and failing to give information identifying the driver of a vehicle.