Motorcyclist not so tricky

A MOTORCYCLIST “popped a mono” in front of police at Woolgoolga, riding at extreme speeds on one wheel on the Pacific Highway.

The rider, a 23-year-old local man, reached speeds of up to 119km/h in a 60km/h speed zone.

He was clocked travelling 59km/h over the limit and when stopped by police had his licence suspended on the spot.

Police from the Manning/Great Lakes highway patrol spotted the “dangerous stunt” while patrolling the Pacific Highway as part of an operation.

They allege the man, riding a yellow Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle, was first seen stopped at traffic lights on the highway and accelerated away when the lights changed.

The rider was issued with infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit over 45km/h and negligent driving.

He was one of three young men singled out for their stupidity on NSW roads.

“We have three young men who are lucky to be alive today after some acts of sheer stupidity on our roads,” Traffic Services Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said.

“I believe our actions over the weekend may just have saved their lives and the lives of other innocent motorists.

“These men are a danger to society and don’t deserve the privilege of a driver’s licence.

“I hope this has given them a big wake-up call about their behaviour, it is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated by police.”

Motorists caught driving more than 45km/h over the speed limit face fines of $1865 and the loss of six demerit points.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger (pictured) have crashed into a power pole at Toormina.

The accident on Nariah Crescent on Friday evening is under investigation.

The rider, 29, and his passenger were injured after they were thrown from the trail bike.

The crash was just one of a number of accidents emergency services responded to along the Coffs Coast over the weekend.

On Sunday, a cyclist was struck by a car on Park Beach Road at 3pm.

In that incident, Ambulance paramedics transported the 22-year-old female to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.



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