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135mph A1 biker is banned from the roads
2:30pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
A BIKER has been banned from the roads and fined after being caught riding at 135mph on the A1 in North Yorkshire.
Brian Barton was captured on his Kawasaki motorcycle doing nearly twice the legal limit near Boroughbridge, on July 6.
The 54-year-old from Kippax, Leeds, was sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates' Court last Wednesday, police said today, and was was banned from driving for 56 days and fined a total of £377.
Inspector Paul Cording, of North Yorkshire Police's roads policing group, said: “This sentence is a clear demonstration of the determination of all those in the criminal justice system to keep the roads in North Yorkshire as safe as possible.
“Barton’s speed was completely unacceptable and utterly reckless. It is simply not something we will tolerate."