Alleged outlaw motorcycle club member to appear in Tamworth court

An alleged member of an outlaw motorcycle gang will appear in Tamworth Local Court next month after he was charged with several traffic offences near Quirindi on the weekend.

About 10am yesterday, police officers travelling on the New England Highway at Fairview, 20km south east of Quirindi, noticed about 50 members of the Commanchero riding motorcycles in formation with a number of support cars.

A speeding Ford Falcon sedan was seen to overtake the group of bikes over the crest of a hill causing the oncoming police car to swerve to avoid the vehicle. 

Police allege the car was detected to be travelling at 156kmh in a 100kph zone.

Police stopped the vehicle and issued the driver, who held a current Northern Territories licence with a court attendance notice for dangerous driving, exceeding the speed limit by over 45km/hr and overtaking when unsafe. 

His licence was suspended and he is due to appear in Tamworth Local Court on February 11.

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