Ride no more in Officer

Eagle-eyed officers from State Highway Patrol impounded a motorcycle in Officer this afternoon after the rider was caught allegedly speeding.

Police saw a Kawasaki motorcycle take off from a set of traffic lights while doing a mono on the Princes Highway about 12.25pm.

It’s alleged the motorcycle sped up to 163km/h in a 80km/h speed zone before officers intercepted it.

The motorcycle was impounded on-the-spot for 30 days at a cost of $1,280.

The rider, a 29-year-old Pakenham man, is expected to be charged on summons for driving at a dangerous speed, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, improper use of a motor vehicle and other traffic offences.

Anyone who witnessed the motorcycle travelling on the Princes Highway in Officer about 12.25pm is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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