Stoned Rider Flashed at 253 KMH in a 90 Zone
It's happening in France, a country which still, for a bizarre reason, limits the power of the bikes sold on its territory to 100 HP. And the story is about a 36-year-old motorcyclist riding an 175 HP Kawasaki, doing 253 km/h (157 mph) in a 90 (56 mph) zone... under the influence of marijuana.
Whoa, there? Not yet, there's more: this guy became a father only 1 month ago, and some 10 years ago he had around 80% of his body surface burned after a scooter crash.
To his defense, the guy replied that he has "motorcycles in his blood and wanted to feel good, but did not realize how fast the bike was already going in the 400 meters (430 yards) he had accelerated". As for the joint, his lawyer said he sometimes uses to smoke marijuana o calm down his pains.
His bike was confiscated immediately, and he received a €600 euros fine ($790). His license was canceled and he will not be able to apply for one for 18 months. At the same time, he was also sentenced to 4 months in jail with suspension, and will be on probation for the next 18 months, as well. Sud Ouest via Motorbiker.