Motorcyclist fined over burn-out video

Police use footage posted online as evidence

A MOTORCYCLIST has been fined £100 and given three points on his licence after posting a video of himself doing a burnout online.

Luke Reynolds, 25, is seen doing a burnout until his Kawasaki's tyre bursts in Stafford's Alstonfields Industrial Estate.  

Yesterday Staffordshire police released the video on Youtube along with footage of car burnouts which also led to prosecution.

The force said: 'Officers have released mobile phone footage of vehicles caught driving dangerously in Stafford in a bid to warn others of the consequences of such behaviour.

'The footage, which the men uploaded to social media, was used as evidence in the prosecution of the three men after they were arrested and charged with dangerous driving.

'Officers took action after complaints of vehicles congregating on Alstonfields Industrial Estate and Queensville Retail Park and driving dangerously in the surrounding area.'

All three men admitted to driving without due care and attention when they appeared before magistrates in Cannock in October.

The footage shows Kane Boden, 21, doing a burnout in his Seat car. He received three points and a £220 fine.

Gary Johnson, 21, who is seen doing donuts in his Subaru Impreza in Queen’s Retail Park, was ordered to pay a total of £485.

PC Christopher Dean said: “We are committed to tackling all forms of anti-social behaviour and will act on information passed to us by our communities.”

He added: “These convictions should act as a stark warning to others thinking of engaging in such behaviour – you will be caught, arrested and placed before the courts.”