Thursday, 17 May 2012

SENIOR bikie has been slapped with an infringement notice after allegedly riding up to a Sydney police station without a licence.

The alleged high-ranking member of the Nomads was arrested at Penrith police station about 8.15pm (AEST) on yesterday. The 30-year-old, who was there to report to police while on bail for an unrelated matter, has also been charged with habitually consorting with convicted offenders. A police spokeswoman says that charge stems from amendments to the NSW Crimes Act passed by Parliament last month. The legislation is being used by the force's Gangs Squad to crack down on bikie gangs and follow up a recent spate of drive-by shootings in Sydney. Since the introduction of the legislation, police have issued consorting warnings to a number of outlaw motorcycle gang members and associates. The spokeswoman said the Nomads bikie was issued with a traffic infringement notice, with officers alleging he was not carrying his rider's licence when he arrived at the station. He has been refused bail and will appear in Penrith Local Court today.

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