A motorcyclist is facing serious penalties after allegedly speeding on the South Eastern Freeway while under the influence of meth on an unregistered, uninisured vehicle with an expired licence.
Just before 8pm Wednesday 8 November, patrols detected a Honda motorcycle allegedly travelling at 155km/h in a 110km/h zone at Bridgewater on the down track.
The patrol did not pursue the bike for safety reasons, but was able to track it using traffic cameras.
The motorbike was observed travelling at speeds in excess of 100km/h through the Heysen Tunnels, 60km/h over the lowered limit while roadworks are occurring.
Police say they then caught up with the bike and its rider at the service station on the corner of Portrush Road and Glen Osmond Road.
Checks on the motorbike’s registration revealed it was unregistered since June 2023 and checks on the man’s licence revealed is permit motorcycle licence had expired in October 2022.
The driver was also drug tested and allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine. A search of the man also found him to be in possession of drug suspected of being methamphetamine, and another drug suspected of being fantasy.
The 30-year-old man from Balhannah has been reported for driving at excessive speed, speed dangerous, manner dangerous, expired licence, unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, possessing a controlled drug and drug driving. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
His Honda motorcycle was impounded for 28 days and he received an instant loss of licence for 12 months.