Dangerous Driving Charges, Sunshine Coast

Officers from Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol have charged an 18-year-old man in relation to a series of alleged dangerous driving incidents on the Sunshine Coast in the past month.

It will be alleged on the morning of February 10 and again on the evening of March 14, a motorbike was observed driving dangerously at Oceanic Drive at Bokarina.

On February 11, the same motorbike was allegedly driving dangerously on Nicklin Way at Minyama.

It will be alleged on these occasions the motorbike was driving on the incorrect side of the road, in a bicycle lane and performing dangerous manoeuvres.

It will be further alleged the motorbike was unregistered, uninsured and defective.

Following information received from members of the public, a search warrant was yesterday executed at a Bokarina address.

It will be alleged a firearm and ammunition were located at the property, along with video recordings of alleged dangerous driving behaviour.

An 18-year-old man was taken into custody, and a motorbike seized.

He has been charged with three counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, drive uninsured vehicle, driving without a licence, defective light vehicle and unregistered vehicle and one count each of unlawful possession of a Category C weapon and authority required to possess explosives (ammunition).

He is expected to appear before Maroochydore Magistrates Court on April 14.

Officer in Charge of Sunshine Coast Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Shane Panoho said dangerous driving offences put all road users lives at risk.

“Already this year, 19 motorcycle riders have lost their lives on Queensland roads, leaving 19 families without their loved one, ” Senior Sergeant Panoho said.

“Most riders do their utmost to adhere to road rules and keep themselves and others safe, but these tragedies are reminder to all motorists to ride and drive lawfully,”

“And a reminder to those who don’t, that Queensland Police will investigate and put you before the court,” Senior Sergeant Panoho said.

Anyone with information regarding alleged driving offences is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.Quote this reference number: QP2300489087

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