York & North Yorkshire

Biker banned for 110mph wheelie on A63 near Selby

Media captionMichael Chester, from Meltham, admitted dangerous driving

A biker who was filmed by North Yorkshire Police performing a wheelie at 110mph in a 70mph zone has been banned from driving.

Michael Chester, 42, of Sunny Heys West, Meltham, West Yorkshire, admitted dangerous driving after performing the stunt on the A63 near Selby in July.

He was disqualified from driving for 20 months and given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years.

Police said he had shown a "complete contempt for motoring laws".

Chester was also ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

He was captured performing the wheelie by North Yorkshire Police's mobile safety camera on 7 July.

Dave Brown, head of the force's mobile safety camera team, said: "This is a classic case of someone with complete contempt for motoring laws.

"This dangerous act not only shows arrogance, but a complete lack of concern for the safety of other road users."

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