A POLICE officer has been branded a “lunatic” who “endangered lives” after he overtook a group of 100 bikers at speed on a winding road.
The officer, which was caught on camera at the end of the manoeuvre, has been described by witnesses as travelling in excess of 60 mph on the wrong side of a bendy country road – and narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with an oncoming car.
The bikers were on a ‘ride of respect’ for friend Dan Jones, who was killed in a road collision in May. Some told how they were forced to swerve, brake and even mount the verge as the unmarked police car, with sirens blaring moved in and out. The officer then stopped the group on a junction, just outside Milborne St Andrew.
His actions, which did not lead to any biker being sanctioned, left them shaken and angry – and some even abandoned the charitable event as a result.
Former special constable Chris Seagal, founder of the Poole Quay Bikers Trust which organised Monday’s ride out, said: “I think the guy is a lunatic to be honest. The video only shows him overtaking the last four or five bikes – but prior to that he overtook 100 bikes at high speeds on a very bendy road.