10 September 2019

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Monkey bike off the road A MAN allegedly riding a monkey bike without a helmet was later found to be unlicensed, and, when drug tested, proved positive to methylamphetamine. Police say they saw the bike on Graydens Road, Hastings, 8.35pm, Tuesday 3 September. The 32-year-old rider, of Mornington, will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in relation to drug driving, unlicensed driving, riding an unregistered motor vehicle and not wearing a helmet. His monkey bike was impounded for 30 days for a cost of $1075. “Police receive constant complaints from the public about unregistered monkey or trail bikes due to them being ridden dangerously and causing a public nuisance,” Senior Constable Gregg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said. “Anyone with good information about the addresses or identities of people illegally or dangerously riding unregistered bikes should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.”

Speedster’s thinking ‘beggars belief ’ A MASERATI was nabbed on mobile radar travelling at 189kph in a 100kph zone along Mornington-Flinders Road, Flinders, Saturday 31 August. Asked by Somerville Highway Patrol police why he was speeding, the 29-year-old, of South Yarra, said he

was running late to visit his sister. Like all drivers intercepted for any reason he was drug-and-alcohol tested with both tests proving negative. “Some people seem to think they can drive at these crazy speeds because they have a good car and they think they’re good drivers,” Acting Sergeant Anthony Deason said. “How someone can think 189kph on Mornington-Flinders Road is OK beggars belief. “The undivided two-way road has undulations, bends, rough surfaces, gravel shoulders, cars possibly coming out of side roads and property driveways and tourists – I mean, hello … what could possibly go wrong? “If you want to do speeds like that move to Germany and drive on the autobahns where it’s legal and the roads are purpose built for it. Doing those speeds here is just stupidity.” Acting Sergeant Deason said 13 people had died in collisions in the Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula areas this year “including one just around the corner from here in Boneo Road a few weeks ago”. “We’d prefer not to attend any more.” The driver’s sister turned out to be the owner of the Maserati. “We think given the choice of her brother driving safely and running a bit late versus him driving like a lunatic and having her car impounded for 30 days with a $1390 release fee, she would have chosen the first option,” Acting

Sergeant Deason said. The man will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date over several road policing offences. He faces a minimum 12 months’ loss of licence as well as extra fines.

Cash looking for its owner CASH found at Rosebud is being held at Rosebud police station. The money was in an envelope with a personal message written on the front. “If you are the owner of this money and can tell police the amount in the envelope, and what was written on the front, we will return it to you,” police property officer Tony Paterson said. He can be contacted on 5986 0444.

Rules of the road explained A YOUNG driver showed the steps required to get pulled over by the police on the Mornington Peninsula last week: Exceed the speed limit, have the car lowered so it has less than 100mm ground clearance, and have a bumper sticker saying “Cops don’t like this” on the back. The 24-year-old driver, of Mildura, was intercepted by Somerville Highway Patrol travelling at 115kph in a 100kph zone on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Dromana, Sun-

One size fits all: A big tow truck collects a very little bike. Enforced holiday: The Maserati is hauled aboard the tow truck. INSET: The speed reading. Pictures: Supplied

day 1 September. The driver said he was on his way to a car show. A bright yellow vehicle defect notice was stuck on the windscreen of his 1986 Toyota requiring him to get a full roadworthy certificate, as well as pay a $343 speeding fine along with the loss of three demerit points. Senior Constable Gregg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said motorists intending to modify their cars should make sure they do not take it outside the Standards for Registration. “Driving within the speed limit is also a good idea,” he said.

Building site raided BURGLARS stole plumbing equipment from a house under construction in Lister Avenue, Sorrento, overnight Wednesday 4 September. The value of their haul is put at $2400.

Litterbugs sought MEMBERS of the public are being

asked to help identify the man above in relation to public order and littering offences at the rear of an Eramosa Road shopping centre. Anyone with information should call Hastings Police 5970 7800.

Call for witnesses WITNESSES to an assault at a barbecue area in the grounds of Monash University Frankston campus are being sought by police. The incident oc-



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