Court for Canberra Motorcyclist


A 33-year-old Forde man will face court in January (2024) following an incident on the Majura Parkway earlier this month.

On Friday, 1 December (2023), ACT Road Policing officers were travelling south on the Majura Parkway when they were allegedly passed at speed by a motorbike with one rider onboard.

Police activated their lights and siren and the rider indicated he would pull off the road, however he failed to do so. Soon after he exited onto Fairbairn Avenue where he allegedly proceeded through the intersection against the lights and then travelled down an adjacent bike path. Due to concerns for community safety, the pursuit was terminated.

Subsequent investigations led police to identify the rider and on Thursday (7 December 2023) the 33-year-old was arrested at a building site in north Canberra.

He was charged with eight offences including fail to stop for police, unlicenced driving, using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, speeding, dangerous driving, not keeping left, not stop at lights and drive in a bike lane. The man received police bail and will face the ACT Magistrates Court in January.

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