Traffic stop leads to arrest of motorcycle rider who was clocked at more than twice the 35KPH speed limit.
The arrest occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, 30th January, 2022.
Officers were at the time conducting a traffic initiative as part of Operation Vega, along the North Road near the junction with The Glebe Road, Pembroke, when the motorcyclist was stopped after he was found to be travelling at 83KPH.
Subsequent checks revealed the subject had an outstanding warrant and was riding whilst disqualified.
The motorcycle he was riding was unlicensed and uninsured.
The subject was also found to be in possession of a knife. Officers seized the knife and arrested the 27-year-old male.
Enquiries into this incident are ongoing.
Meanwhile, as Operation Vega continues Officers from the Roads Policing Unit were out on Crow Lane from 5:00 a.m. today.
They issued thirty-five tickets for speeding offences. Two motorists were ticketed for using hand-held devices and a disqualified driver was arrested.
Among those ticketed for speeding were two motorcar drivers who were suspected to be racing and were clocked at 91kph and 93 respectively.
Chief Inspector Robert Cardwell of the Tactical Support Unit, said, “We are once again appealing to the motoring public to please observe the speed limit. Traveling at high rates of speed on our narrow, winding roads makes it more difficult to control a vehicle, creating the potential for life threatening situations to occur. Please help us Make Bermuda Safer by doing the right thing. Slow down.”
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