Driving ban for speeding stunt pair

Two 18-year-olds have been banned from driving for a year after repeatedly speeding on a stolen motorbike.

Sam Giess and Lewis Farmer regularly took turns to trip the speed camera in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Police said.

The pair, both from the town, faced charges for a total of 22 offences at Nuneaton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Giess, of Oakroyd Crescent and Farmer, of Camphill Road, were both handed a 12-month driving ban.

The pair were captured on camera five times as they rode past the camera on Camphill Road on June 23.

Speaking after the case, Detective Sergeant Owen Fell said: "The offenders were recognised by local officers who arrested them.

"We are delighted with these convictions. Giess and Farmer behaved in a reckless manner and it is fortunate that neither they nor any innocent road users or passers-by were injured."

Farmer, who pleaded guilty to charges of speeding and driving with no licence and insurance, was also fined £200.

Geiss, who pleaded guilty to a total of 14 charges, was ordered to pay £100 in compensation and given a 120-hour community order.

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