Rushing superbike rider given eight points

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A superbike rider seen driving erratically told a police officer who stopped him “sorry mate I’m rushing to get home,” a court was told.

James Gill had been pulled over because he was seen speeding, weaving about the road and constantly turning his body around to look behind him.

Gill, 23, of Oakmoor Avenue, Bispham, who was accused of driving without due care and attention was not present at court.

Gill was found guilty of the offence in his absence.

He was fined £660 with £85 costs plus £66 victims’ surcharge and had eight motoring penalty points put on his driving licence by Blackpool magistrates.

Jim Mowbray, prosecuting, said police saw Gill riding a Superbike RMR erratically on Warbreck Hill Road, North Shore on December 19 at 1.10am.

The court was told the 
police car had to accelerate to 60mph to gain ground on Gill.