High speed motorbike offences, Sunshine Coast

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Police have fined a man over $17,000 after seizing helmet cam vision which allegedly showed him performing high risk stunts on a motorbike, including wheel stands at more than 200 kilometres per hour.

Officers from the Sunshine Coast Road Policing Unit intercepted the 27-year-old on a BMW motorcycle at Maroochydore on March 23 after he was allegedly observed travelling at high speed in wet conditions.

The man’s helmet camera was seized, and a subsequent review of the footage showed the man driving dangerously through traffic on multiple occasions, in one instance allegedly performing a wheel stand at 109 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone from a red light.

He also allegedly conducted a wheel stand at 201 kilometres per hour while passing cars in a 100 zone on the Sunshine Motorway.

A search warrant was executed on a property at Pacific Paradise on March 24 where the motorbike was seized. Officers also located a grow room with hydro setup and eight mature cannabis plants.

After further review of the vision police identified a total of 43 dangerous driving and riding offences.

A 27-year-old Pacific Paradise man was today charged with 10 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count each of produce dangerous drugs, possess dangerous drugs, possess utensils and possess things. He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on May 10.

He was also issued with Traffic Infringement Notices:

  • 17 for speed; three of which were for exceeding the speed limit by more than 40kms per hour
  • 10 for fail to have proper control
  • 2 for unlawful lane filter
  • 1 cross single line
  • 1 fail to stop at red light
  • 1 stop on footpath
  • 1 disobey direction arrow on the roadway

The fines total $17,512.

Inspector Shane Panaho said the behaviour was extremely reckless and disappointing in light of the high number of motorcyclists who have lost their lives on Queensland roads this year.

“There’s already twenty-one families whose loved ones never came home this year after being involved in traffic crashes,” he said.

“Rider safety is everyone’s responsibility, but it starts with you as a rider.

“Your behaviour on the road has direct consequences on your life and those around you.”

Investigations are continuing into the possibility of further offences being identified.

 
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