Biker banned for 144mph offence

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A biker who reached speeds of 144mph (232km/h) on an A-road in North Yorkshire has been banned from riding for six months.

Gary Dobson, 40, of Old Lee Bank, Halifax, West Yorkshire, was caught speeding on the A63 at South Milford, on 7 October.

At an earlier hearing, Dobson had pleaded guilty by letter to riding the BMW RR1000 bike at that speed.

Selby magistrates also imposed a £500 fine.

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