Biker banned after footage found on his helmet camera

29/04/14

Shallcross as well as being banned from driving for 18 months.

A biker from Devon has been banned from driving after police looked at footage on a camera mounted on his helmet.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies.

Shallcross was stopped by officers who spotted him doing twice the speed limit without using headlights.

As he argued with officers about how fast he was going, they noticed he was filming the conversation with a camera attached to his helmet.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies
Image caption A videograb show the moment Lewis Shallcross was stopped by police

Police reviewed the tape and found footage of Shallcross riding at 60pmh in 30mph speed limits in Plymouth moments earlier.

At a hearing at Plymouth Crown Court, jurors were also shown footage of Shallcross speeding through a park, driving in bus lanes and almost hitting a dog on his KTM 125cc.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies
Image caption Shallcross also filmed himself driving down a closed road

The Plymouth Herald reports that prosecutor Alistair Verheijen told the court police in an unmarked car spotted Shallcross just before midnight on 3 August last year.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies

He was reported for the offence, but while a decision to prosecute was still being decided Shallcross was stopped again by one of the same police officers.

Devon and Cornwall Police pulled him over at 05:45 GMT on 3 December and he was reported for dangerous driving at the scene.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies

Shallcross, who reportedly told police officers he thought the speed limit was 100mph, admitted to charges of dangerous driving and driving without due care and attention.

The videos show Lewis Shallcross, 20, from Plymouth, speeding, jumping red lights and pulling wheelies

A judge banned Shallcross from driving for 18 months.

He was told to give up his bike and helmet camera as well as being ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.

Shallcross as well as being banned from driving for 18 months

Shallcross must also retake his test following his dangerous driving conviction and must pay a £60 victim surcharge for careless driving.

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