Cumbria

Cumbrian 'idiot' biker banned from driving

A rider crashed his motorbike just after being filmed standing up with his arms in the air at 50mph, Carlisle Crown Court has heard.

Sam Queen, 19, from Carlisle, suffered muliple injuries when he hit a stone wall on the A6 at Shap Beck Gate, just after a friend recorded the stunt.

Queen, of Raffles Avenue, admitted dangerous driving and was banned from driving any vehicle for 15 months.

The judge told him he had been "riding like an idiot".

He put Queen under a curfew to keep him at home every night for three months.

Queen suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung, a brain injury, had to have his spleen removed and will be on medication for the rest of his life.

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