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Derwent Valley rider charged with traffic offences

A MOOGARA man has been charged with multiple traffic offences and had his motorcycle seized following allegations of serious traffic offences at Brighton yesterday.

Police say they saw a black Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle overtaking on a corner on Tea Tree Rd with double white lines at about 4.40pm. “The motorcycle was detected travelling at 120km/h in the 60 km/h zone,” a spokesman said.

“The motorcycle was followed to an address at Brighton at which time a 29-year-old Moogara man was arrested and his motorcycle seized for an indefinite period pending application for forfeiture,” police said.

Police allege that the rider returned a blood alcohol reading of .161, which was more than three times the legal limit. He was charged with multiple traffic offences, including: dangerous driving; driving while disqualified; operating a vehicle in a public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction; and driving a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit.

Police ask anyone who saw motorcycle in the Brighton area, or has video of the alleged riding behaviour, to contact Southern Road and Public Order Services at Bellerive Police Station on 131 444. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

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