Online video of reckless driving leads to charge
Published Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:19PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 5, 2012 2:28PM EDT
A driver in Quebec is learning that if you’re going to hit the highway at recklessly high speeds, it’s best not to post a video of it on YouTube.
Police in Montreal have arrested an 18-year-old after a video was loaded onto YouTube this week showing a man driving at almost 200 km/hr on a major expressway through Montreal.
The 2-minute video, uploaded only days ago, shows a driver swerving around other cars along Highway 15 in Mirabel, north of Montreal.
While pulling onto the shoulder several times to pass cars, the driver is heard laughing.The camera operator, apparently sitting in the passenger seat, points the lens to the speedometer and the needle hitting 190 km/h.
At one point, the camera pans back to another passenger in the back seat and then briefly on the driver’s face. With tips from the public, police made made an arrest Wednesday.
An 18-year-old from Repentigny, Que., has been charged with reckless driving. He could face fines of over $1,000, as well as have his licence suspended.
Police have also interviewed the two passengers who were in the car at the time.
No names have been released.