Motorbike rider clocked at 202km/h after two die on the Barkly Hwy: police

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

By Zoe Moffatt

A motorbike rider was clocked riding at 202km/h in a 100km/h zone in Hidden Valley on Sunday night, NT Police have said, with the alleged offence following the death of two men men on the Barkly Hwy after their car hit a tree on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Sergeant Paul Faustmann said in a statement, that about noon Sunday police caught a 29-year-old motorbike rider allegedly riding at 202km/h in a 100km/h at Hidden Valley. He did not say what road the man was caught on but Tiger Brennan Drive is the only one with a 100km/h speed limit in the suburb.

Snr Sgt Faustmann said the man would face court on September 8 on charges of driving at a speed dangerous to the public, driving at a dangerous speed, and exceeding the speed limit by over 45 km/h.

He also alleged a 17-year-old male P-plate driver was caught driving at 153 km/h in a 100km/h zone on Tiger Brennan Drive near Amy Johnson Drive on Sunday but did not say what time the alleged offence happened.

The teenager will face court on an unspecified date, charged with exceeding the 100km/h limit for P-platers, driving at a speed dangerous to the public, driving at a dangerous speed, and exceeding the speed limit by over 45 km/h, Snr Sgt Faustmann said.

“These two persons have placed their lives and the lives of other road users at serious risk. Unfortunately over the weekend two persons lost their lives on Territory roads. These two offenders are fortunate that they didn’t become a further fatality statistic,” he said.

In another statement NT Police spokesman Rob Cross said an 18-year-old and a 52-year-old man died at the scene of a crash on the Barkly Hwy on Saturday afternoon.

He said the men were driving west about 30km east of the Barkly Homestead Inn on the Stuart Hwy and police received the report of the crash about 5pm but he did give any further details.

Mr Cross said the Major Crash Unit were investigating.

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