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Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

Published: 19 June 2018

A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC.

William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds of up to 125mph on the 60mph limit A65 between Clapham and Ingleton, North Yorkshire, on April 21.

The BBC also reported that Wark was sent to HMP Armley for 48 hours while Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC considered a jail term.

Wark, who admitted dangerous driving at Bradford Crown Court, was jailed for 10 months, suspended for a year, and ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

He was also banned from driving for 12 months.

Jailing bikers for speeding is nothing new

In 2009, Neil Purves received a nine-month sentence for riding at speeds in excess of  166mph in a 60mph zone in Scotland.

Biker Robert Bennett received a six-month sentence in the same year for riding at 122mph with his 14-year-old son on the back. 

 


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