Motorcyclist arrested after failing to stop three

Police have arrested a man who was involved in three separate fleeing driver incidents in Hampden, Omarama and Lake Tekapo last year.

On 1 January at 3.15pm, the man was spotted riding his motorbike through the town of Kimbell, headed toward Fairlie.

A unit that was in Fairlie at the time waited for the bike to arrive.

When it did not pass the unit, an area search was conducted, says a police spokesperson.

Police located the bike shortly afterward and arrested a 39-year-old man.

He has been charged with three counts of failing to stop and one count of dangerous driving, and will appear in Oamaru District Court on 13 February.

“This is a really good example of why you should pull over when signalled by Police,” Senior Constable Russell Halkett says.

“This person was concerned because the bike wasn’t up to scratch, and he’s now facing much more serious charges.”

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