A disqualified rider has been charged after allegedly being detected travelling more than twice the speed limit near Nelson Bay.
Just before 11pm last night, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducing speed enforcement duties on Nelson Bay Road at Bob’s Farm, when they say they detected a Yamaha R3 motorcycle travelling 160km/h in an 80km/h zone.
It will be alleged that when police went to pull the rider over, the motorcycle increased his speed to 200km/h, before stopping near Cromarty Lane.
The rider, a 19-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station, where he was charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving in a manner dangerous and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
The Medowie man has been granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 30 November.