Speedster needs own motorised bike
A YOUNG man who tried to escape from police by speeding away on his motorbike received a fine, a licence disqualification and 12 months probation in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday.
Anthony Ngarangi Daneil Beech, 21, pleaded guilty to failing to stop for police, unlicensed driving and speeding.
The court heard Beech was travelling 121kmh in an 80 zone near Logan in May last year when a police patrol signalled him to pull over.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Kath Stagoll said Beech continued straight past police, who took his bike's numberplate rather than risk a high-speed chase.
A check on the plates then revealed the owner, Beech, was unlicensed at the time.
Duty solicitor John Milburn said the young father of one was a “person of good character” who made motorised bicycles for people who lost their licence due to court orders.
Magistrate Tom Killeen ordered three penalties for the three offences.
Mr Killeen disqualified Beech's licence for two years and ordered a $1200 fine.
He also ordered a 12-month probation order, to include a driver education program.