ACT Policing Traffic Operations this morning (Wednesday, March 30), arrested a 19-year-old Higgins man after his motorcycle was recorded speeding at up to 150km/h through Canberra’s northern suburbs earlier today.
Around 5.45am today, police detected the motorcyclist travelling around 130km/h in a 90km/h zone eastbound on William Hovell Drive in Belconnen.
Police attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist but the rider failed to heed the police direction. He turned left into Bindubi Street where he was then clocked at speeds of up 140km/h.
The rider failed to stop at the red light on Belconnen Way, where he passed through the intersection without stopping, travelling at 150km/h, into Eastern Valley Way where the posted speed limit is 60km/h.
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He then turned right into College St in Bruce, and then crossed onto the wrong side of Eastern Valley Way. The rider turned back up Eastern Valley Way, again reaching speeds of between 140-150km/h. The rider finally stopped on the side of the road in Bindubi Street, Aranda, a short time later, where he admitted to police he did not have a licence.
The rider was immediately arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he will be charged with driving in a manner dangerous and driving whilst disqualified.
He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.