Motorcyclist caught drunk, speeding and disqualified in Brighton

At  4.40pm on Sunday 18 October 2020 Southern Road and Public Order Police identified a black Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle overtaking dangerously at a corner on double white lines on Tea Tree Road into Brighton. The motor cycle was detected travelling at 120kph in the 60kph zone.

The motor cycle was followed to an address at Brighton at which time a 29 year old Moogara man was arrested and his motor cycle seized for an indefinite period pending application for forfeiture.

The rider was subject to a breath analysis and returned a reading of .161, over three times the legal limit.

The rider has multiple prior convictions for disqualified driving and convictions under the Road Safety Alcohol and Drugs Act.

The male was charged with multiple traffic offences, including:

  • Dangerous Driving
  • Drive while disqualified (Vehicle and Traffic Act)
  • Operate vehicle in public place in an unnecessary execution of speed, acceleration or loss of traction.
  • Drive a motor vehicle while exceeding prescribed alcohol limit
  • Being a Person Mentioned in section 6(3) Road Safety Act.

Anyone who observed the motor cycle in the area or has dash camera footage of the riding behaviour at the time is asked to contact Southern Road and Public Order Services at Bellerive Police Station on 131 444.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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