Cops see biker speed by but still nab target in Park Beach
QUICK thinking and the experience of Coffs Harbour highway patrol officers has led to a speeding motorcycle rider being totally outwitted.
Patrolling officers noticed the 24-year-old Victorian rider travelling south on the Pacific Highway at an alleged 155kph in a sign-posted 110kph zone near Emerald Beach.
A pursuit was considered but not followed through for safety reasons.
As the man passed the Korora Public School turn-off., he was lost from sight while continuing to speed towards Coffs Harbour.
What the man didn't know was an intelligence operation was being put in place with highway patrol vehicles placed at key locations.
When the rider failed to arrive at the patrol car situated near the Bray Street intersection, the search was switched to the Park Beach precinct.
He was quickly located on Ocean Parade, stopped for questioning and later charged with speeding offences for which he was issued with an infringement notice.
Inquiries are continuing.