Wasp sting biker escapes ban after riding at 108mph
A MOTORBIKER who rode at 108mph after being stung by a wasp has escaped a road ban.
Glenn Woods, of Ipswich, was clocked at nearly 40mph above the speed limit as he rode with other bikers on the A14 at Kentford, near Mildenhall, on August 1, Sudbury Magistrates’ Court heard today.
Prosecutor Kevin Lowson said sales engineer Woods, 49, told police that he had been stung by a wasp earlier and wanted to get home.
Woods, who admitted speeding, said he was riding his Ducati bike with a “group of lads” and had been overtaking when he topped 100mph.
He added that he didn’t feel well after being stung and claimed that his speeding was for only 20 seconds.
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Magistrates’ chairman Colin Reeve told Woods that there was no benefit to society in banning him from the road.
Woods was fined �300, ordered to pay �65 costs and had six penalty points added to his licence.
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