Man disqualified till 2052 charged after being stopped riding motorcycle at Tweed Heads

A man, who is banned from driving until 2052, has been arrested after he was stopped while riding a motorbike in Tweed Heads overnight.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were patrolling about 6pm (Thursday 10 December 2020), when they saw a motorcycle allegedly being ridden dangerously along Ducat Street.

They stopped and spoke to the rider, where checks revealed he was disqualified form holding a licence until August 2052. Police allege the man was also in possession of methamphetamine, and the number plates on the motorcycle did not match the registration.

The 36-year-old man, from Coolangatta, was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, drive while disqualified, having goods in custody suspected of being stolen, and possess a prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail before appearing in Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 11 December 2020), where he was again refused bail and will re-appear in the same court on 28 January 2021.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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