Biker jailed after bootlace chase

A motorcyclist has been sentenced to 10 months in jail after admitting dangerous driving by riding his bike when it was held together with bootlaces.

The court was told Michael Robillard, 23, of Lymington Road, Torquay, reached speeds of up to 150mph on a Suzuki 600 before he was arrested by police following a chase on September 8 last year.

His bike, which had a loose seat, low engine oil, and a fender hanging off, was being held together with DIY repairs and bootlaces.

As he sped down the A380 Exeter to Newton Abbot dual carriageway concerned road workers waved to slow Robillard down, but he only came to a stop after police intervention.

At Exeter Crown Court he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, not having a licence or insurance and failure to stop for police. He was jailed and banned from driving for two years.

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