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A motorcyclist has been charged with multiple traffic offenses following a chase with police in an operation targeting drivers driving dangerously on high-performance motorcycles in southwest Sydney over the weekend. .
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted Operation Furious on Friday (May 28, 2021) and Saturday (May 29, 2021) on the nights of Bankstown and Campsie Police Area Commands, targeting the suburbs of Greenacre, Punchbowl, Wiley Park and Bass Hill.
They were assisted by PolAir, officers from the Campsie and Bankstown Police Area Commands, the Bass Hill Area Police Squad and the Canine Unit.
The operation was aimed at cracking down on motorcyclists who cheated, speeding and did not stop for the police; as well as other offenses related to dangerous driving and traffic in these areas.
At around 10:20 p.m. Saturday (May 29, 2021), agents from Georges River Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling the Villawood area when they attempted to stop a group of motorcycles on the Hume Highway, seen traveling at high speed.
The group sped up and two bikes died down on Henry Lawson Drive. Both men were monitored by PolAir and were reportedly seen traveling at high speed and disobeying traffic control red lights.
They again failed to stop for police on Newbridge Road before stopping outside a house in Bungulla Street, Sadlier, where the 22-year-old Yamaha MT07 rider was arrested.
The second motorcyclist fled and was monitored by PolAir before stopping outside a house on Rose Street, Liverpool. Police came and spoke to the occupants, locating a Kawasaki motorcycle inside. The bike and helmet were seized for forensic examination as investigations continue to identify the biker.
Yamaha rider was taken to Liverpool police station and charged with police pursuit – do not stop – drive dangerously, motor vehicle exceeds speed over 45 km / h, drive recklessly / furiously or speed / way dangerous, failing to comply with the P1 license – no P plates and use a vehicle with a masked / degraded license plate.
The Ashcroft man was released on bail to appear in Liverpool local court on Wednesday July 14, 2021.
Inspector Tina Davies of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command South West said motorists who treat our roads like racetracks and choose to ignore the rules of the road will continue to be targeted.
“We all have the right to feel safe while driving on our roads. Police will continue to target high performance, unregistered motorcycles in similar future operations, ”Inspector Davies said.
During the operation, police pronounced 25 speeding offenses – including six for speeds greater than 45 km / h above the marked limit.
In addition, officers issued 40 offenses and laid 10 charges for other traffic offenses.
Other incidents to note,
Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday (May 29, 2021), traffic and road patrol officers were on the M5 in Revesby for an unrelated vehicle stop, when a motorbike was seen passing at an estimated speed greater than 150 km / h. PolAir monitored the bike that stopped at a house on Gazelle Street in Glenfield. The police were present; however, were unable to locate the rider. The motorcycle and the KTM helmet were seized as investigations continue to identify the rider.
Similar operations are expected to continue in the future.