We’ve all seen videos on the web of riders and drivers doing crazy things on public roads, it boggles the mind really, now one example of such footage has scored a British man 12 weeks in jail.
Performing dangerous stunts, wheelies, endos, skids and speeding at up to 209km/h, the 28 year old man then posted his exploits on the internet site YouTube for the rest of the world – including Police – to see.
When officers called at his home, he asked them: “Is this about the YouTube video?”. He was charged with two counts of dangerous driving and disqualified from driving for two years in addition to the jail term. He will also have to take an extended driving test prior to being allowed on the road again.
The rider was caught after a fellow motorist saw his antics and took down the registration number. Police later found the footage on the web. The footage, which has since been removed from the site, had been filmed by a friend from various angles including from a footbridge.