Sorry about your motorbike mate

A motorcyclist will be in the bad books with his mate after getting his friends motorbike impounded in Oxley today, Victoria Police say.

Wangaratta Highway Patrol detected two motorcycles speeding on Snow Road just before 11am.

Police attempted to intercept them but one took off at speed only to be picked up by a nearby Highway Patrol unit further down Snow Road and intercepted.

The second motorbike was clocked at 173km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The 43-year-old Northcote man was found to have a disqualified licence and had the bike impounded for 28 days.

Problem for the rider is, it wasn’t his motorbike, he had borrowed it from a friend.

He will appear in Wangaratta Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

The impound forms part of Operation Regal, a state-wide focus on keeping our community safe on the roads.

The operation will run for four days from Friday through to Monday and aims to reduce the number of lives lost and injuries on the roads.

During this time motorists should expect to have their vehicles scanned, be breath tested, drug tested and speed-checked by police.

The operation involves all available personnel including; local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

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