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Video: Wheelie stupid! Biker caught at 149mph

02 March 2011

Motorcyclist speeds at 149mph and does a wheelie

by Lynn Cox

A motorcyclist has been banned from the road after admitting doing wheelies and speeding across the M2 bridge at 149mph.

Danny Bleach, 37, was filmed by officers from Kent Police's motorcycle unit riding along the coastbound carriageway from Strood to Chatham.

Officers were riding an unmarked bike when they filmed him do two wheelies, before riding off at speeds of up to 149mph.

M2 bridgeBleach, of Coleman Road, Belvedere, was disqualified for 18 months after admitting dangerous driving when he appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court.

He was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and had to take an extended test to get his licence back.

Bleach was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £85 court costs.

PC Chris King, who was riding the unmarked bike that filmed Bleach, said: "This motorcyclist had a total disregard for the road and other riders.

"The consequences of Bleach's riding could have been so much worse.

"The unmarked bikes are a significant asset in our efforts to tackle dangerous and antisocial use of vehicles, as can be seen from the consistent successful outcomes we see at court.

"I would like to reassure all those who use the roads responsibly that our unmarked bikes and cars are there for their safety, and they have nothing to fear from them."

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