Another hoon motorcycle rider has been caught in the Northern suburbs following the ongoing police efforts targeting the dangerous behaviour.
About 10.50am Friday 27 November police observed a motorcycle travelling on Waterloo Corner Road at Salisbury at high speeds and weaving in and out of traffic.
The motorbike was then seen to go through a red light and turn on to the Salisbury Highway. Patrols called for the assistance of PolAir who had been in the area assisting with the hoon riding operation and were able to get overhead quickly to take over observations.
PolAir was able to track the motorcycle and rider, who was wearing a t-shirt and shorts, on camera and film him perform a ‘mono’ at a speed of approximately 140km/h. The motorcycle continued to drive at speed until it stopped on Research Road, Pooraka, where he was met by patrols.
Checks revealed the rider, a 28-year-old Salisbury Downs man, did not hold a drivers licence, the motorcycle was baring false registration plates and is suspected of having been stolen. The man also had in his possession a traffickable amount of methamphetamine.
He has been charged with use motor vehicle without consent, speed dangerous, enter intersection against red light, unassigned plates, unlawful possession, unlicenced and drug trafficking. He was refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday 30 November.
Superintendent Guy Buckley, Officer in Charge of Northern District said “Police will continue to proactively target hoon driving and in particular hoon motorcycle riding in the Northern Policing District and with no leniency prosecute those identified doing so. We will continue to focus on this issue of concern to the community.”
Anyone who sees dangerous or hoot riding is urged to call the police assistance line immediately on 131 444.