122mph biker jailed for six months

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A biker has been sentenced to six months in prison for riding at 122mph with his 14 year-old son pillion.

Robert Bennett was sentenced earlier today (Monday 2 March) to six months in prison as well as an 18-month driving ban for speeding on his Suzuki Hayabusa on the A361 in North Devon in April 2008.

He had picked his 14 year-old son up for custody visit, who was pictured on police video wearing no protective gloves.

A police camera van had heard Bennett accelerating towards a corner, and activated his camera to record evidence.

His barrister told the prosecution Bennett had ridden at that speed on the dual-carriageway for no more than half a mile. He also expressed his regret at the speed in a police interview before the trial.

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Chris Newbigging

By Chris Newbigging