Gardaí seek 240kph biker

Gardaí in Donegal are on the hunt for a motorcyclist who hit speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour on a remote road in south Donegal.

Gardaí in Donegal are on the hunt for a motorcyclist who hit speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour on a remote road in south Donegal.

Footage of the run from Laghey towards Pettigo and then back again was posted on youtube on October 7 by a user called ‘ballinakillew’.

The footage, which was viewed by more than 950 people, has since been removed.

The clip was filmed with a camera mounted on the dashboard. It showed the motorcyclist passing six cars and meeting 22 oncoming cars on the stretch of road which is mainly governed by a solid white line. The bike is seen performing a u-turn after riding across a gravel siding. The driver is heard boasting that he reached speeds of 150mph (240kph) on his R6 Yamaha.

Garda Sgt. Iggy Larkin, of the South Donegal Traffic Corps, called the stunt “absolutely crazy” given the number of bad bends on the road. The motorcyclist was travelling at three times the speed limit of 80 kph, he noted. Sgt. Larkin said the gardaí are “determined” to find the driver and prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to bringing a charge of dangerous driving against him. Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí on 074 972 1021.