55-year-old leads police on 166kmh chase

Last updated 12:45 16/01/2013

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A 55-year-old man riding a Harley Davidson led police on a chase at speeds of up to 166kmh.

Brian Tong of Napier was seen by police speeding in a 100kmh zone on January 4.

When police pursued him, Tong took off on SH2 north of Napier, reaching a speed of 166kmh and passing vehicles on the centreline in a bid to evade police.

When he reached the suburb of Bay View, Tong carried on at a speed of 110kmh in a 70kmh zone. When he eventually pulled over he told police he did not want to be given a ticket.

Tong appeared before Judge Geoff Rea in Napier District Court this morning.

He pleaded guilty to charges of failing to stop and reckless driving.

He was fined $600, ordered to pay $265 court costs, and disqualified from driving for nine months.

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- The Dominion Post

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