Man faces 73 charges

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer

A 30-year-old Pingelly man has been hit with 73 criminal charges after allegedly being caught riding an unlicensed off-road motorcycle with his young children.

A police spokeswoman said it would be alleged the man’s children rode with him unrestrained.

“He has been charged with 11 counts of dangerous driving,” the spokeswoman said.

“It will be alleged that this involved riding an off-road motorcycle on the road with either his two-year-old son or four-year-old daughter sitting in front of him unrestrained and/or not wearing helmets.”

The man has also been charged with 21 counts of using an unregistered vehicle on a road, 26 counts of no authority to drive, seven counts of permitting the use of an unlicensed vehicle, seven counts of permitting an unlicensed person to use a vehicle and one count of possession of stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

A Holden Commodore and two off-road motorcycles were seized by police. He is set to face Narrogin Magistrate’s Court on May 21 as part of an operation by Pingelly police targeting unlicensed drivers and unregistered vehicles.

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