Speedster nabbed at home by police on father's motorcycle

BRODIE Michael Ah Wong thought he had escaped the clutches of the law when he sped away from police on his father's motorcycle.

But the 21-year-old man got a rude shock when he was greeted by officers at his Rockhampton home moments later.

Ah Wong yesterday pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to charges of dangerous driving, failing to stop and disqualified driving.

Police prosecutor Matthew Heelan told the court police saw the defendant accelerating heavily and weaving through traffic on Moore's Creek Rd at 2.55pm on October 10.

Mr Heelan said this caused many motorists to take evasive action to avoid hitting him.

The court heard police followed Ah Wong, eventually catching up to him at a red light.

Police then turned on their lights and siren.

But Ah Wong wasn't giving up that easily. Mr Heelan said the defendant moved between vehicles stopped at the traffic lights, before riding off.

Police checked the number plate and identified the defendant's father as the bike's owner.

Mr Heelan said Ah Wong surrendered into police custody when he arrived home. He was on parole for another offence at the time.

Magistrate Cameron Press sentenced Ah Wong to six months' jail and fined him $1900. He was also disqualified from holding a driver's licence for two years.



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