A man who had his licence suspended after police clocked him travelling southbound on the Pacific Highway at 190km/h in a 100km/h zone on Friday afternoon has had his licence suspended.
The 26-year-old man allegedly told police he was ‘just having some fun’ after buying the motorcycle in Brisbane two hours earlier.
Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol officers charged him after he led them on a high-speed pursuit at Sleepy Hollow at around 3.15pm.
He stopped his bike near the Byron Bay exit and was issued a notice to appear in Byron Bay Local Court on Thursday 5 July.
The man was charged dangerous driving, not stopping for police and exceeding speed limit by more than 45km/h. His licence was also suspended.
‘This rider was not only putting himself in grave danger but posing a risk to everyone else who was on that road at the time,’ Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s operations manager Superintendent Stuart Smith said.