A crazed biker caught speeding 150mph and doing “wheelies” on public roads has been convicted… after police looked at his own dash footage.
Jack Godfrey, 24, of Kent View Road, Basildon, was stopped by a road policing officer after an eight-kilometer chase on busy main roads on the A130, Rettendon.
Essex Police They said they confiscated the SD card from a dashcam attached to the bike and were horrified to see him traveling at high speeds and performing dangerous wheelies in the path of oncoming traffic.
The driver was initially noticed by the officer because his license plate was unreadable because the letters were too small.
Godfrey was later sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work under a community order and disqualified for 12 months for dangerous driving when he appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on November 3.
He was also ordered to retake his test and pay £269 in fines and costs.
Road policing officer Danny Wheeler, who led the investigation, said: “There is no doubt that this driver drove dangerously and used Chelmsford’s public roads as a racing circuit with little regard for himself and the safety of other road users.”
“At one point he almost collided with a roundabout and the footage was so horrific that during the interview the driver admitted that even he was shocked by it and said he had been stupid.”
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