A TEENAGE biker has been cleared of revving loudly.
Nathan Ward (18) said the noise on John Eve Way, Market Deeping, came from a damaged silencer.
PC Daniel McCormack was on duty at 7pm on January 5 near a roundabout when Ward approached at 30-40mph and there was “extreme high pitch revving”.
The officer told the court Ward’s driving was erratic and he was moving around in his seat. It wasn’t “competent driving”.
Ward, of Rycroft Close, Deeping St James, told the court he damaged his silencer the previous day but didn’t think to tell the officer when he was stopped.
He said: “I was driving in a normal manner.”
District Judge John Stobart found the case of driving without reasonable consideration for other road users not proved, but fined Ward £45 when he admitted driving without L plates on the same day. Ward was also ordered to pay £30 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
The case was heard at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.