Police charge man with traffic offences and assaulting police after pursuit – THWP

Police have charged a man after a motorcycle was involved in a pursuit with police in Sydney’s inner east at the weekend.

On Saturday (3 May 2020), officers attached to Botany Bay Traffic and Highway Patrol saw a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle travelling on Joynton Avenue, Zetland, about 8.15am. Checks revealed the motorbike was not displaying the correct number plates.

Police attempted to stop the Kawasaki; however, it failed to stop and allegedly accelerated away. A pursuit was initiated travelling through Zetland and Rosebery, allegedly at speeds estimated at up to 120km/h in signposted 40km/h zones.

The pursuit was later terminated at Kensington due to safety concerns.

Just after 1.30pm yesterday (Monday 4 May 2020), officers attended a unit complex on Grandstand Parade, Zetland, and conducted inquiries before seizing a Kawasaki Ninja EX250J motorcycle.

A man approached officers and allegedly verbally threatened them. The 40-year-old man attempted to walk away when informed of his arrest and was restrained following a struggle with officers, where it is alleged, he kicked a constable.

The man was taken Mascot Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, exceed speed more than 20 km/h, two counts of use unregistered motor vehicle, two counts of motor vehicle display misleading number-plate, two counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, motorbike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet, assault police officer in execution of duty, intimidate police officer in execution of duty, and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Central Local Court today (Tuesday 5 May 2020).

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