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Source: State of Victoria Police

Police from Geelong Highway Patrol have impounded three motorcycles over the course of two hours in Wandana Heights and Norlane last night.

The first incident occurred when police detected two motorbikes, a black Suzuki and a blue Yamaha, travelling along the Geelong Ring Road about 2.35pm.

The two riders were heading toward Colac when they were detected travelling at an alleged 167km per hour in a 100km zone.

Both men, aged 29 and 30 from Kensington are expected to be charged on summons for excessive speed and driving in a manner dangerous.

Both bikes were impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1027 each.

The 30-year-old was a learner rider with only one month’s riding experience.

The second incident occurred in Norlane on Camellia Crescent about 4.45pm.

A 27-year-old who was riding the bike was also carrying a pillion passenger when police detected the pair riding without wearing helmets.

The rider failed to stop when police attempted to intercept them and drove the bike into a nearby address and attempted to hide from police.

The Norlane man was arrested for an unrelated matter and is expected to be charged on summons for driving whilst disqualified and evading police.

A 19-year-old female pillion passenger from Whittington, received an infringement notice for failing to wear a helmet.

The bike was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1425.

Police are continuing to investigate the first incident and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the bikes travelling on the Geelong Ring Road in Wandana Heights who has dash-cam footage, to contact them.

Anyone with information is urged to Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Quotes attributable to Senior Constable Wisewould from Geelong Highway Patrol.

“This kind of driving was a tragedy waiting to happen and we see all too often people with limited experience travelling at speeds that cause catastrophic consequences.

“These people were lucky to make it home tonight and although they are now without their motorbikes, they are still here and will hopefully learn from this experience.

“Speed zones are in place for a reason and driving a motorbike or vehicle is a huge responsibility.

“People need to remember that having a license in a privilege and not a right and that privilege can be swiftly taken away.”

This intercept forms part of Operation Roadwise, a three-week Operation during the Christmas, New Year period. The focus on keeping our community safe on the roads during this holiday period.

The state-wide operation aims to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. During this time motorists can expect to be breath tested and drug tested, have their vehicles scanned and be checked for speeding.

The operation involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.

Operation Roadwise runs from 12.01am Friday 18th December 2020 until Wednesday 6th January 2021.

Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean

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