Rider arrested after high-speed off-road bike race through Doncaster town centre
A biker has been arrested after he was caught on camera racing his off-road motorbike through the heart of Doncaster town centre at high speed.
And police have told the unlucky biker his vehicle will be destroyed and ‘turned into baked bean cans’ after it was found to be unroadworthy.
Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Our eagle eyed camera room operators in Doncaster spotted an electric off-road bike travelling at speed along St. Sepulchre Gate in the town centre.
The bike eventually stopped on Cleveland Street.
"The camera room made officers aware of the bike’s location and within minutes the rider was arrested and the bike seized.
"Although this is an electric off-road bike it comes under the category of a mechanically propelled vehicle just like an electric car.
"The bike was not roadworthy as it was not registered for the road and had no number plate or stop light.
"The rider, a local male from the Wheatley area, has been reported on summons for no insurance and no licence. The bike will more than likely be turned into baked bean cans in due course.
"Just as a reminder, while e-scooters are legally available to purchase in the UK it is currently illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter in any public place and this includes roads, pavements, parks and town centres.
" The scooters are all subject to same legal requirements as a motor vehicle and requires MOT (if applicable) tax, licencing and of course insurance. Pedal operated bicycles with electric assist are legal to use.”