125mph biker gets 10-month suspended sentence

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125mph biker gets 10-month suspended sentence

A YORKSHIRE rider has been handed a ten-month suspended jail term after being nicked at  125mph on the A65.

William Wark, 24, of Pontefract, was driving on the A65 between Clapham and Ingleton, North Yorkshire, when he was seen speeding by police on 21 April.

He was followed by an officer, whose dashcam footage showed him accelerating away and overtaking other vehicles.

Wark admitted dangerous driving at Bradford Crown Court and was jailed for 10 months, suspended for a year.

He was also told to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and was banned from driving for 12 months

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The Recorder of Bradford Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC had remanded him in custody at a hearing on Wednesday, so he could consider the case further.

Judge Hall decided not to jail Wark but said he had 'driven like a complete lunatic' and his speed on the Clapham bypass, which got to 125mph in a 60mph limit, was 'obscene'.

He had sent him to HMP Armley for 48 hours while he decided if a prison term was disproportionate to what had happened but ended up handing down a suspended term.