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Motorcyclist to face court

15 Feb 2020 2:58pm

A man has been reported for numerous driving offences after being caught speeding in the Barossa.

As part of the regional High Impact Fatal Five Operation, members from the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section were patrolling Gomersal Road at Shea-Oak Log about 9.15am on Saturday 15 February, when they detected a motorcycle travelling at 119km/h in a 90km/h zone.

The patrol stopped the motorcycle and submitted the rider to a mobile driver test.  The rider was unlicensed and has never held a licence, the motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured, and the driver returned a positive drug test to methamphetamine.

The rider a 46-year-old man from Elizabeth Downs was reported for exceeding the speed limit, driving unlicensed, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.  He may face further drug driving charges pending the analysis of his sample by Forensic Science SA.  The motorcycle was defected for bald tyres and was impounded for 28 days.

He will be summonsed to attend the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date.