'Rush-hour stunt biker arrested filming video'



A biker who allegedly performs stunts through rush-hour traffic to produce material for extreme videos has been arrested in Florida.

Jeff Hackett, 28, and another motorcyclist were taken into custody for allegedly performing a wheelie in an upmarket residential area near Viera.

As officers stopped Hackett's 2000 Suzuki, another motorcycle sped away.

Hackett is alleged to be a member of the MI Xtreme - an illegal motorcycling club that perform high risk manoeuvres during rush hour traffic.

MI Xtreme is believed to have sold more than 1,400 videotaped copies of stunts.

Footage shows their stunts, "wipeouts" and confrontations with police. Tricks include standing up on a speeding motorcycle and riding a motorcycle while facing backwards.

Hackett has been charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended licence and driving with an obscured tag.