Biker pulled ‘ridiculous’ 100mph wheelie while passing police car

Lee Embleton was passing an unmarked police car when he carried out the stunt.

A biker pulling a 100mph wheelie on a motorway
A biker pulling a 100mph wheelie on a motorway

A biker who pulled a 100mph wheelie on a motorway while passing an unmarked police car has admitted dangerous driving.

A video camera on the front of the Northumbria Police vehicle showed Lee Embleton, 51, hurtle past just as the officers were joining the A194(M) at Follingsby Lane in Gateshead.

Analysis showed the first of three bikes – the one ridden by Embleton – was travelling at more than 100mph.

The defendant, of Ashwood Grange, Thornley, Durham, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, Northumbria Police said.

He was given an interim driving ban and has forfeited his bike following the offence in June 2018.

He will be sentenced at the same court on November 13.

Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police, said: “We deal with dangerous driving cases on a regular basis but it beggars belief that somebody would act so stupidly and dangerously on the roads.

Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police
Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police (Northumbria Police/PA)

“The overwhelming majority of motorbike riders use the roads in a safe manner and respect their own safety as well as other motorists, but Embleton did not and must now deal with the consequences of his actions.

“Unfortunately for Embleton, he decided to carry out the ridiculous stunt right in front of an unmarked police car – and our officers were able to quickly stop him and report him for the offences.”

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