Two motorbike riders charged in Launceston for multiple offences

Police have charged two motorbike riders in Launceston after they were detected speeding on unregistered motorbikes under the influence of drugs.

Around 5.15pm on Tuesday members of Northern Road & Public Order Services detected two motorbikes travelling together in excess of 160Kph, east-bound on the Bass Highway between Westbury and Launceston.

A short time later police located the riders in the Launceston CBD. Both riders failed roadside drug testing and both motorbikes were unregistered.

A 29-year-old Deloraine man and a 32-year-old Prospect man will face charges for speeding, unregistered/uninsured motor vehicle, and drug offences.  They will appear before the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.

Both motorbikes were impounded by police for 28 days.

Anyone who has dash cam vision of the bikes travelling dangerously on Tuesday is asked to upload it to investigators via this link:

Information can also be provided to Sergeant Terry Reaney on 6777 3866 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.