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Boy, 16, riding trail bike on highway flees twice

A POLICE officer suffered minor injuries and another was lucky not to be injured during an attempt to arrest a teenager allegedly riding an unregistered Yamaha trail bike in Yagoona last Thursday night.

About 7.15pm, the unregistered Yamaha trail bike was allegedly being ridden on the Hume Highway with the rider only wearing a balaclava and no helmet.
A short time later, police stopped alongside the Yamaha at the traffic lights at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Edgar Street and when an officer exited his vehicle to speak with the rider, he allegedly attempted to flee, colliding with the constable before crashing into the rear of a stationary Toyota Corolla.
The rider allegedly fled again before he and a male senior constable were struck by a Honda Civic travelling westbound on the Hume Highway. He attempted to flee again but was arrested a short distance away.
The 16-year-old was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), never licensed person drive vehicle on road, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, use vehicle on road and motor bike rider not wear/secure fit approved helmet.