ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a dangerous high-speed ride through traffic by a motorcyclist this afternoon (Thursday, May 5) in Tuggeranong and Weston.
About 3:10pm today, a police vehicle was stopped at the intersection of O’Halloran Circuit and Drakeford Drive, in Kambah when officers observed a motorcycle travelling north at high speed on Drakeford Drive.
The motorcycle was a black sports bike (brand undetermined) with the rider wearing a white jacket and dark-coloured helmet. The motorbike was estimated to be travelling about 150km/h in the 80km/h zone.
Police followed the bike and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it. However, they were ignored by the rider and a pursuit commenced.
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The pursuit continued onto Weston, where the rider rode dangerously over a footpath, cut in front of vehicles, and veered onto the incorrect side of the road.
Due to the danger this posed, and the motorcycle’s close proximity to pedestrians and road users, police terminated the pursuit, which had lasted for less than two minutes.
At times, the speed of the bike was estimated around 160km/h on Namatjira Drive, Weston.
Police believe the dangerous actions of this rider were witnessed by a number of people. Anyone who can assist in providing identifying details of the rider or the registration of the motorcycle is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.