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Milton Keynes biker banned for 150mph speeding web film

A motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding at 150mph and put the footage on the internet has been sentenced to 51 weeks jail, suspended for two years.

At Aylesbury Crown Court, Robert Mark Owens, 48, of Whaddon Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, admitted dangerous driving and was banned for five years.

He used a helmet-mounted camera to record himself on four occasions in April 2011.

Some of the footage was uploaded on to the social networking site YouTube.

The videos, filmed in Milton Keynes and Bletchley, showed Owens doing wheelies, riding on footpaths and weaving in and out of traffic.

He was arrested after police received an anonymous call about the videos.

In addition to the ban and suspended sentence Owens was told at the court sitting in Amersham that he must complete 150 hours community work, his bike has been confiscated and he has been given 10 points on his licence.

PC Steve Roebuck said: "This was amongst the worst examples of dangerous driving I have seen during my time as a police officer, and the fact Owens willingly put himself and others in such danger almost beggars belief.

"It is a miracle he survived many of the situations he put himself in and to upload this footage on to a social networking site to boast about what he had done is abhorrent.

"In his own words he has accepted that he was 'an accident waiting to happen'."

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