Hamilton avoids punishment over Alleged Motorbike Video Selfies

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has avoided punishment after being investigated by New Zealand police for appearing to film himself with his mobile phone while riding a motorbike.

According to Natalie Evans in the Mirror, Hamilton posted two videos on Snapchat that appeared to show him filming while riding a Harley Davidson in Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island.

While it has been illegal in New Zealand since 2009 to use a mobile phone while operating a vehicle, a police spokesman said they lacked the evidence to establish whether Hamilton, 31, had committed an offence.

“Auckland City Police will be taking no further action in relation to recent media publicity about Lewis Hamilton and his motorcycle journey in Auckland. The video footage available does not provide us with sufficient enough evidence that an offence has occurred.”

The videos can be seen below:

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