A motorcyclist was seen speeding at 171 km/h also charged with driving while intoxicated and without a license

A motorcyclist traveling 171 kilometers an hour on a major Adelaide road last night had more than double the legal alcohol limit at the time, police say.

The North Adelaide man is also believed to be without a license and has since been arrested and charged with multiple traffic offences.

A patrol spotted the bicycle traveling at high speed on Main North Road in Elizabeth around 8.15pm.

The motorbike was followed by the police helicopter as it headed south through Paralowie, and at one point was detected at 171 kilometers per hour, police said.

The suspected rider, a 53-year-old man from Salisbury Downs, was arrested at an address on Waterloo Corner Road.

He was charged with aggravated extreme speed driving and driving without a licence.

Police said he was given a breath test and got a reading of 0.104. He will also face court for drunk driving.

The man’s bicycle was seized.

The incident comes after two fatal crashes on South Australian roads yesterday, including one between a car and a truck on Kangaroo Island.

The 42-year-old woman driving the car was killed at the intersection of Hog Bay and Davies roads in Pelican Lagoon, where police were called around 9.30am.

Hours earlier, a 21-year-old man from OB Flat near Mount Gambier was killed when the Toyota Hilux he was driving crashed and rolled into Monbulla near Penola in southeast SA.

Nine people have been killed on SA roads this year.

Police have asked anyone who witnessed the accident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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