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Rider’s bike impounded after chase

Bike impounded

NSW Police have charged a male aged 40 and impounded his Kawasaki Ninja 250R after a high-speed chase in Sydney’s inner-east at the weekend.

On Saturday (3 May 2020), officers attached to Botany Bay Traffic and Highway Patrol saw the motorcycle on Joynton Avenue, Zetland, about 8.15am.

Checks revealed the motorbike was not displaying the correct number plates.

Police attempted to stop the Kawasaki but the rider rode off, leading police on a pursuit through Zetland and Rosebery, allegedly at speeds estimated at up to 120km/h in signposted 40km/h zones.

The pursuit was later terminated at Kensington due to safety concerns.

Bike impounded

About 1.30pm yesterday (Monday 4 May 2020), officers tracked down the motorcycle to a unit complex on Grandstand Parade, Zetland, and impounded it.

“A man approached officers and allegedly verbally threatened them,” police say.

“The 40-year-old man attempted to walk away when informed of his arrest and was restrained following a struggle with officers, where it is alleged, he kicked a constable.”

The man, Frederick Alan Doolan, was taken Mascot Police Station and charged with:

  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly;
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous;
  • Exceed speed more than 20km/h;
  • Two counts of use unregistered motor vehicle;
  • Two counts of motor vehicle display misleading number-plate;
  • Two counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;
  • Motorbike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet;
  • Assault police officer in execution of duty;
  • Intimidate police officer in execution of duty; and
  • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

Doolan was refused bail and appeared today in Central Local Court where he was refused bail and the matter adjourned to Bathurst Court on 6 July 2020.