Mo­tor­cy­clist on dan­ger­ous driv­ing charge

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - David Charlesworth

WA­ROONA po­lice have stopped a mo­tor­cy­clist on Old Coast Road trav­el­ling at 151kmh car­ry­ing a pas­sen­ger and a flat screen tele­vi­sion.

Just be­fore 1pm on Tues­day, Au­gust 15, a 45-year-old Lake Clifton man was stopped for al­legedly driv­ing his 900cc mo­tor­cy­cle 50kmh over the limit with a fe­male pas­sen­ger and a flat screen tele­vi­sion strapped on with twine.

The man was charged with dan­ger­ous driv­ing and is due to ap­pear in Man­durah Mag­is­trates Court.

Wa­roona po­lice Sen. Sgt Si­mon Ben­nett said the speed was dan­ger­ous by it­self with­out the pas­sen­ger and cargo.

“As far as driv­ing stu­pid­ity goes, this has to be up there as one of the win­ners,” he said.

“All it needs is for some­thing to come loose at that speed and it’s good night for ev­ery­one.”

The same day on South Western High­way, just north of Wa­roona, po­lice al­lege a quan­tity of heroin and drug para­pher­na­lia was found and seized dur­ing a traf­fic stop.

The driver, a 36-year-old Yange­bup man, was charged with drug and driv­ing of­fences.

The pas­sen­ger, a 28-year-old Cock­burn man, was also al­legedly found to be in pos­ses­sion of metham­phetamine and drug para­pher­na­lia for which he was charged.

Both are due to ap­pear in Man­durah Mag­is­trates Court.

Sen. Sgt Ben­nett said heroin was not a drug they com­monly en­coun­tered.

“It is quite a large amount for any sin­gle per­son to have on their per­son, though any amount is too much,” he said.

Sen. Sgt Ben­nett said po­lice were proac­tive in pa­trolling 24 hours a day to keep drugs from en­ter­ing the com­mu­nity.

“We’re be­ing ex­tremely proac­tive in the fight against drugs and we’re do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to stop drugs com­ing into our com­mu­nity,” he said.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate any sup­port from our com­mu­nity to dob in a dealer.”

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