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Friday 16th February 2007


YOUTUBE BIKER FACES COURT

Wheelie video to be used as evidence

They're watching too...
They're watching too...
Don't post your driving exploits on YouTube.

One biker did and is now facing a driving ban after he filmed himself speeding at 100mph and posted the clip on the Web TV site. It's the first case of its kind.

The rider, from Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, is alleged to have identified himself as he because he left the camera running as he left his front door. A camera mounted behind the windshield of his 180mph Yamaha R1 shows him pulling wheelies and riding past a school and housing estate.

One of the drivers Parrott passed recognised him from the YouTube video and posted a message on the site, according to the Mirror.

The Jeep driver said: "Unfortunately I am one of the cars he passed that day doing a phenomenal speed and pulling a wheelie. I didn't see him until he was by my side, he was very close as well and the slightest drift to the right on my part and it could have been a bit rough."

Avon and Somerset police spotted the video and have sent a file to the CPS as evidence. According to the story, dangerous driving charges will be brought within the next few weeks.

Let that be a lesson...

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