Brittany Shanahan June 12, 2012
Police are shaking their heads following the “despicable” behaviour of some motorists over the long weekend, including one man doing a wheelie on his motorcycle.
The Somerville man's motorcycle was impounded yesterday after police saw him doing a wheelstand through a roundabout on the Frankston-Flinders Road in Somerville around 3.30pm.
After travelling down the road on one wheel for about 80 metres, the 32-year-old Somerville man was clocked travelling at 168km/h in an 80km zone.
Police said 3581 people were caught speeding and 237 were caught drink driving over the weekend.
Road Policing Acting Superintendent Dave Griffin said some of the behaviour police saw over the weekend on the roads was just despicable.
“It beggars belief to see some people still taking risks on the road, particularly when there are passengers involved, like we saw on Sunday when a 33-year old Boronia man was caught doing 199km/h in a 100km zone with a nine-year-old boy in the car,” Acting Superintendent Griffin said.
“We saw four people tragically killed on the state's roads over the weekend.
“If that's not enough of a wake up call for motorists to change their behaviour and realise their actions on the roads can heave deadly consequences, I don't know what is.
The provisional road toll for the long weekend is four, one fewer than for the same holiday period last year.