High speed ride alleged

A motorcyclist who allegedly posted a video of himself driving at 200kmh and overtaking on a narrow hill road on the Port Hills was remanded to appear in the Christchurch District Court on December 1.

It is alleged Dane Allan Montgomery, a 33-year-old painter from Spreydon, posted the video of himself test driving his Honda Hornet CB919 on YouTube.

The caption on the film said, “Nice Saturday cruising round the bays while avoiding idiot road users” and the video showed the speedometer clocking 200kmh.

Today Montgomery was given a registrar’s remand, which meant he did not appear in court, on a charge of driving dangerously on Governors Bay Road on August 24, and a charge of giving false information to the police for a driving infringement on September 11.