Northampton biker pays £1,800 for wheelie in front of police

Rider had no licence, no insurance when he pulled stunt in front of traffic officers

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:40 am

Magistrates hammered a reckless biker with a whopping £1,784 court bill after pulling a wheelie in front of traffic cops.

Alexandria Haiduc, 27, was already disqualified when officers spotted him weaving in and out of early-morning traffic on a 600cc Kawasaki in Kingsthorpe last July.

They swooped after Haiduc lifted the front wheel to speed along Bunting Road and discovered he had no licence and no insurance.

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Northampton Magistrates Court

Haiduc, of Wentworth Road, Northampton, was not present to hear Northampton magistrates hand down fines totalling more than £1,500 — including £660 for driving without due care and attention — and extend his ban by a further six months.

He was also ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services and costs totalling £254.

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