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'Reckless' Blenheim rider disqualified

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/05/2017

© NZ Police Social media has been the downfall of a man who drove a motorcycle in a reckless manner twice through Blenheim's busy streets.

The 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 hours of community work and disqualified from driving for six months after his actions on December 29 and February 10.

Police were alerted by a member of the public to footage on social media, which included the man pulling wheelies on his off-road motocross-style bike on McKendry Street in December and the narrow Market Street in February.

In the latter incident, the man pulled a wheelie for 90 metres on a popular market day.

"Market Street was busy with pedestrians and vehicles," senior sergeant Peter Payne says.

"This was a reckless act which put the safety of the public in jeopardy."

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