Speeding charges

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A 24 YEAR-OLD Botanic Ridge man riding a Kawasaki 650 motorcycle was clocked at 173kph on the Frankston Freeway, Tuesday 30 January.

Somerville Highway Patrol police said they spotted the bike in the north-bound lanes just before the Frankston-Dandenong Rd exit, after it sped away from the Cranbourne Rd intersection.

The bike was impounded for a minimum of 30 days with a release fee of $1042. The rider is expected to be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on charges which include riding at more than 45kph over the speed limit.

If convicted he will cop a mandatory minimum 12 months’ loss of licence, eight demerit points and a “substantial” fine, police said.

First published in the Frankston Times – 12 February 2018

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