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An alleged Bandidos prospect member has had his motorcycle seized for six months

POLICE have seized an alleged bikie’s pride and joy under new powers which came into effect this week.

Police allege a man on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle evaded police in East Devonport following an attempted intercept yesterday.

The rider was tracked down a short time later and had his bike seized for six months.

“The rider, who was wearing a vest associated with the Bandidos OMCG with the word ‘Prospect’ on the back in red and gold, [had ridden] in a dangerous manner on the Bass Highway between Devonport and Latrobe,” Inspector Adrian Shadbolt said.

“The rider and motorcycle were located in Latrobe shortly afterwards and the rider was arrested for the evade and driving offences.”

He will appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court at a later date

New police evasion laws came into effect on Wednesday as the State Government attempt to crack down on what it says is an “epidemic” on Tasmania’s roads.

Already several people have been charged under the new laws.

The laws increase clamping and seizure periods from 28 days to six months and include stiffer penalties.


Anyone who may have witnessed the motorcycle and rider travelling on the Bass Highway between Devonport and Latrobe is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 fuk you