Motorcyclist does 118km in 50km Zone

Posted: May 27, 2010 by BlogMaster in Bike/Rider Safety
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A complete idiot if ever there was one but if it was a car driver would it make the media at all?

Police investigating a “menace” motorcyclist accused of speeding along Napier’s Marine Parade every morning for several weeks arrested a man after a chase this morning.

Police lay in wait this morning after receiving a complaint from local residents last night. A motel owner later told police a motorcyclist had been speeding north along the straight every morning for the past two weeks.

A motorcyclist was clocked going 118kmh in the 50kmh zone at 6.50am.

He failed to stop for police who pursued him for 4km.

At one stage the motorcyclist swerved into the other lane while passing a logging truck, causing an oncoming vehicle to take evasive action.

Constable Bryan Farquharson said the man’s motorbike, a 1998 Suzuki GXSR 750cc, did not have registration plates or a warrant of fitness.

A 22-year-old local man has been charged with reckless driving and failing to stop. He will appear in Napier District Court next month.

The motorbike has been impounded for 28 days.

“This guy was a complete menace and had to be taken off the road before he killed himself or someone else,” Mr Farguharson said.


  1. Colin says:

    It probably would have made the news but the headline would have read “Motorist” not motorcyclist. I think the emotive word that needn’t appear is “Menace”

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