Motorcyclist on dangerous driving charge
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.”