Rider charged following police pursuit in Mascot

A motorcyclist has been charged following a police pursuit at Mascot overnight, NSW Police say.

About 10.15pm today, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers from Botany Bay Highway Patrol were conducting stationary speed enforcement duties on Southern Cross Drive.

Police observed a motorcycle travelling north at a speed in excess of the sign-posted speed limit.

A Lidar check by officers allegedly detected the motorcycle to be travelling at 113km/h in the sign-posted 80km/h zone.

A pursuit was initiated when the motorcycle refused to stop for police.

Officers will allege the motorcycle weaved in and out of traffic at high speed as it travelled along Southern Cross Drive.

They were able to stop the motorcycle near Link Road at Botany.

A 23-year-old provisional licensed rider from Enmore issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offences of police pursuit – not stop (“Skye’s Law”), drive in manner dangerous and exceed speed limit over 45km/h.

He is due to appear before Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

A notice of licence suspension was also issued and as the rider of the motorcycle was the registered owner, police also confiscated the motorcycle’s licence plate.