R6 Rider Who Took Selfies Pulling Wheelies On M6 Jailed
Words of warning to any riders who think pulling stunts on UK motorways is a good idea. Pawel Zietowski, aged 27, was sentenced to eight months in prison and given a 28-month driving ban for charges of speeding (exceeding 70mph motorway limit) and using a handheld mobile phone/device while driving a motor vehicle on a road.
Mr Zietowski was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today. He was initially summoned to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Tuesday, August 8, where he pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
During the hearing the court was shown footage of Mr Zietowski riding his Yamaha R6 recklessly on the M6, northbound, on the afternoon of June 3. He was shown performing wheelies, taking a selfie and riding his Yamaha R6 in a dangerous manner.
Zietowski, from Harlow, Essex, was pulled over at Yarnfield, between junctions 14 and 15, by an officer from the Central Motorway Police Group.
Inspector Sion Hathway, from Central Motorway Police, said: "Such dangerous riding will not be tolerated on our roads. Zietowski showed a blatant disregard for the rules of the road, and fellow motorists. His antics could have easily resulted in tragedy."