YouTube biker faces court

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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  • owenb 16 Feb 2007

    Digital evidence, surely - whats to say the video hasnt been tampered with? - i dont see how they can accept that as evidence in court. (Unless they've beaten a confession out of him on the basis of this )

  • smele 16 Feb 2007

    I see a plan here. Find a where your enemy lives with a similar bike car and park it in their driveway and do the video from there.

  • lostusernamedamn 16 Feb 2007

    Spies are everywhere, it started with neighbourhood watch, the government encourage you to 'phone a special line in case you "suspect" someone of benefit fraud, there will be more non-jobs created watching to see if you smoke where you've been told not to, they have the biggest DNA and fingerprint database in the world, the toughest gun laws in the world while crime is rampant and now they're sniffing around the internet looking at home movies. It's pathetic.

  • GingerNinja 16 Feb 2007

    owenb said:
    Digital evidence, surely - whats to say the video hasnt been tampered with? - i dont see how they can accept that as evidence in court. (Unless they've beaten a confession out of him on the basis of this )


    I was thinking the same - his lawyer/solicitor must have been truly truly dire if he let them use this as a valid piece of evidence.

  • morebeanz 16 Feb 2007

    It hasn't gone to court and charges have YET to be brought. Still that wouldn't be newsworthy if they made it clear would it!

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