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Silly Biker Brags on Speeding, Gets 8 Months in Jail

Here's one for the Darwin Awards: a British rider form Leeds, who was initially filmed by a speed camera van doing 122 mph (196 km/h) has been sentenced to 8 months in jail after bragging on the internet on how he had lied to the police.
Andrew Kelly, 37, told the cops that the man they got on the tape was not him, but a prospective buyer for his bike, out on the road testing it. The police believed him and he got away... until some time later the police started following a thread on a forum specialized in advice for defending against speeding charges.

They finally got to Kelly after backtracking the info in one of his posts which described a parking ticket which had been appealed using falsified information. As forum users expressed their disapproval on the falsified information issue, Kelly started to brag on the speeding charge trick , and the police then easily linked the two, bringing him to justice.

The speeding incident happened in June 2012 and Kelly admitted two charges of perverting the course of justice and one of speeding. He got 6 points on his license and snetenced to 8 months in jail. Need we say more?

 
 
 
 
 

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