Hoon rider arrested after racing through northern suburbs, South Australia

A man has been arrested after he was caught riding a motorcycle at dangerous speeds in the northern suburbs on the weekend.

Police will allege that about 11am on Saturday 23 January, a patrol spotted the Suzuki motorcycle on Main North Road at Salisbury Heights, travelling at speeds in excess of 200km/h.

The police helicopter was nearby, and it was called to the area to safely monitor the bike as it continued to weave through traffic and drive through numerous red lights, including one at The Grove Way.

About five minutes later, the Suzuki was seen to stop at a house in Salisbury East, and the rider went inside the premises.

Patrols went to the house, and located the rider.

The 32-year-old Salisbury Heights man was charged with numerous offences including driving at a dangerous speed, driving unlicenced, driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle and unassigned plates.

The motorcycle was impounded for a minimum period of 28 days, and he was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 24 February.

Superintendent Guy Buckley, officer in charge of Northern District says, “Police will continue to proactively target hoon driving and in particular hoon motorcycle riding in the Northern Policing District. We have and will continue to focus on this issue of concern to the community. Those who choose to engage in appalling behaviour such as this will be prosecuted without leniency.”

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