19 June 2020

Multiple motorcyclist incidents in Gungahlin

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ACT Policing is reminding motorcyclists to put safety first after three incidents involving motorcyclists over the weekend.

A 24-year-old Amaroo man who returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.191 will be summonsed to appear in court for drink driving, driving without a licence, riding without a helmet, and possession of illicit drugs after police responded to reports of a motorcyclist riding dangerously through the suburb in the early hours of Friday (22 March 2019).

In the second incident, a motorcyclist was injured in a collision between a utility and a motorcycle in Gungahlin about 12.10am Saturday (23 March 2019).

Later on Saturday evening, a 52-year-old Franklin man was involved in a collision in Franklin. The rider was not injured in the crash, but returned a positive breath analysis of 0.103. The rider’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days. The man will be summonsed to appear in court to face drink driving and speeding charges after police allegedly detected the motorcycle travelling at 136 km/h in an 80 km/h speed zone.

ACT Policing Officer in Charge Traffic Operations, Acting Station Sergeant David Wills said he was disappointed by all three incidents.

“Investigations are continuing into how Saturday’s collision occurred, but this is another incident where a vulnerable road user has been injured,” said Acting Station Sergeant Wills.

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to be careful on the ACT’s roads, and I wish I could say I’m surprised by the other two incidents. I’m not. This happens all too often, and there are no excuses for it.”

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