Koroit police have been busy tracking down a motorcyclist serial evader, which has resulted in the bike being impounded, while they also seized another vehicle from a drunk driver.
Koroit police Sergeant Pat Day said a 49-year-old Koroit man has been charged and bailed to appear before the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on serious driving offences, involving a series of incidents where he failed to stop when requested to do so by officers.
"Over the past few weeks the police members have been searching for a rider and his motorbike that has failed to stop and ridden away in a dangerous manner and at high speed when directed to stop on four separate occasions in the Koroit area," he said.
"The most recent incident happened last Monday when he was spotted riding in the main street of Koroit with no number plate affixed to the bike and he rode off at a fast speed towards Southern Cross."
Sergeant Day said Koroit police members executed a search warrant at a Koroit address on Sunday afternoon and located and impounded the motorcycle.
The 49-year-old Koroit man was arrested, interviewed, charged and later bailed from the Koroit police station.
He was charged with driving while disqualified, failing to stop when directed by police and dangerous driving while being pursued by police.
The rider faces hefty fines, a further licence disqualification and the maximum penalties involve jail.
A 51-year-old man from Koroit has had his licence immediately suspended, his vehicle impounded and will have to appear before the magistrates court on high-range drink driving charge.
Sergeant Day said the driver was intercepted at Kirkstall by officers on Saturday night and failed a preliminary test.
Soon after he recorded a breath alcohol level over twice the legal limit.
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