Police charge a 25-year-old speeding motorcyclist under Skye's Law.
Police charge a 25-year-old speeding motorcyclist under Skye's Law. Michael Stewart

Rider charged under Skye's Law

A 25-year-old man has been charged under Skye's Law and will appear in court next month following a high-speed pursuit south of Tweed Heads on the weekend.

About 11.20pm on Saturday night, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling north on the Pacific Highway near Cudgera when they spotted a northbound motorcycle allegedly travelling at high speed.

According to police the rider slowed down and pulled into the breakdown lane as officers conducted a speed check of the motorcycle.

As the officers pulled in behind the motorcycle, the rider allegedly sped off. Police immediately activated warning devices and initiated a pursuit.

The motorcycle is then alleged to have crossed the median strip and headed south, exiting the Pacific Highway at the Tweed Valley Way off-ramp.

The officers continued in pursuit for a short distance further before terminating the chase for public safety.

A short time later, another officer spotted the motorcyclist in Chinderah.

The rider is then alleged to have attempted to cross another median strip to proceed in the opposite direction. He was, however, forced to stop when confronted by Bryffen Wire on the median strip.

A 25-year-old male rider was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged over several offences, including driving a dangerous speeds and not stopping for police; low range PCA, driving in a dangerous manner; exceeding speeds of 45km/h over the speed limit; and not complying with conditions of his licence.

The man was granted bail and is due to appear in Tweeds Heads Local Court on next month.

At the time of his arrest, the man is also alleged to have been found in possession of a number of vials, believed to be steroids.

Police are continuing their investigation into these items.

Police have appealed for anyone with information of the crash to contact them at Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the NSW Police Force online reporting page.

Police remind members of the public that information provided to Crime Stoppers is treated in the strictest of confidence and can be supplied anonymously.



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