Biker Takes Son on 122mph Joyride, Lands in Jail

Brit was riding with unprotected 14-year-old son
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2009 12:33 PM CST
The judge said the bike could "have become a missile."   (BBC)
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(Newser) – A British biker has been sentenced to 6 months in jail after police caught him screaming by at 122mph with his 14-year-old son, who wasn’t wearing any safety gear, holding onto the seat with his bare hands, the BBC reports. The man, Robert Bennett, 47, had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. “Had you lost control of your motorcycle, it would have become a missile and caused a serious accident and probably death,” the judge said.

“The lack of responsibility is almost unbelievable,” the judge told the man. “The matter is so serious a custodial sentence cannot be avoided.” The man said his bike has a top speed of 220mph. "But I hold my hands up. I was doing 122mph on that road and that was dangerous, especially with my lad on board."