110km/h over limit

IT started out as a routine speeding ticket but ended in a high speed 'street race' of Hollywood proportions.

Hurtling around Coffs Harbour's CBD, a local 24-year-old finally crashed his motorbike after clocking a whopping 110 kilometres over the speed limit.

The young flyer was lucky not to have killed himself or anyone else on Tuesday evening.

Sergeant Frank Cook said the drama began when police initially clocked the rider at 90km/h in a 60km/h zone on the Pacific Highway at Beryl Street.

They attempted to pull the Kawasaki over but the man pulled the throttle and hit 100km/h by the time he made it to the Bray Street intersection.

The man then allegedly ran a red light as he turned left into Bray Street and when police began pursuing him, he roared off at up to 160km/h in a 50km/h zone, weaving through traffic in the process.

He finally lost control of his machine at Mackays Road where the bike left the road and hit scrub, throwing the rider. Incredibly, he suffered only minor injuries.

Police later discovered the RTA had recently lifted the man's demerit points licence suspension - provided he didn't misbehave on the road.



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