Police arrest alleged traffic offender

South Western Times
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South West police have charged a man with a string of driving offences, including reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

Police allege a man rode a red Honda Fireblade with fake registration plates on March 3 in Withers, driving at 120kmh in a 60kmh zone.

Officers attempted to stop the motorcycle but the rider failed to stop, reaching speeds of up to 150kmh in the streets of Carey Park.

Due to the danger posed to other road users police aborted the chase.

The next day police allege they saw a Honda motorcycle with fake registration plates on Forrest Avenue in Bunbury.

Again, when police attempted to stop the motorcycle, the rider failed to stop.

Police estimate the motorcycle reached speeds in excess of 170kmh as it pulled away and they once again aborted their attempt to stop the motorcycle.

Yesterday morning police arrested and charged the man with a number of offences including contravening a red traffic control signal, three counts of driving with a suspended license, three counts of reckless driving and two counts of failing to stop.

The man is set to appear in Bunbury Magistrates Court today.

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