Man caught riding trail bike illegally in Bridgewater

A 20-year-old man from Herdsmans Cove will be proceeded against by summons after being caught riding an unregistered trail bike in Bridgewater yesterday.

The man was caught during a police operation targeting the illegal use of trail bikes.

Police trail bikes, quad bikes, unmarked vehicles and a drone were utilised in the operation across Gagebrook, Bridgewater and New Norfolk.

“Operating unregistered trail bikes in public areas place both the rider and other members of our community at risk,” said Sergeant Jason Klug.

“Roads yesterday were wet, and this type of bike is specifically designed for mud and not slippery surfaces like bitumen.”

“People doing the wrong thing need to understand that police have many different resources to detect this sort of behaviour and those people who are committing offences will be prosecuted”.

“We will continue to conduct targeted police operations to address this sort of behaviour. These types of offences can result in fines, vehicle seizures and a loss of licence.”

Police have seized the trail bike and the rider will be summonsed for multiple offences, including evade police.

Members of the public are asked to report any illegal or dangerous trail bike activity to police on 131 444.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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