Police Bust YouTube Driver

Here’s a good reason why you shouldn’t post your street racing videos on YouTube. The police will track you down in cyberspace and slap you with a real-life $1,300 fine.

Police took up pursuit in cyberspace after a young Norwegian posted on the Internet video of his wild car driving. Following an electronic trail that he left online, police caught him and slapped him with real-life fine $1,300.

The Norwegian, identified only as a man in his early 20s, posted the video called “Driving in Norway” on Google Inc.’s popular video-sharing site YouTube. The recording showed the car’s speedometer hitting up to 150 miles – 240 kilometers – per hour on a public highway near Oslo.

“We’re touching 240,” a voice could be heard saying. “We know it will do it. This is a little nice.”

The video was removed from the Web site after it made national news in Norway last week

Even though the video show the speeder doing 150MPH, the police could prove only that the man was driving an average of 86MPH and based the fine on that. I wonder how much they could have gotten if they prove he was doing 150?


10 thoughts on “Police Bust YouTube Driver”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    Seriously, why are people so stupid? What good could ever come from posting a video of yourself committing a crime?

    It’s one thing to tell people “Hey man, I ran from teh cops at 150mph the other day!”. It’s another to tell a cop the same…or to hand him freakin’ evidence.

  2. Michael says:

    It’s for the mad tyte street cred y0! More than you can afford. NOOOOOOOOOOOO MONICAAAAAAAAAAAA

  3. Carl says:

    So why haven’t the “Stockholm Getaway”-or-whatever-it’s-called people been busted?

  4. Ricco says:

    If they could bust him for doing 150 they’d most likely put him in jail for a month or two, take away his drivers license for a year in addition to a much bigger fine. Norway is extremely picky when it comes to speeding and driving under the influence. Close to where I live (also in Norway) a guy was caught doing 150 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. He won’t be seeing his license for a while but who needs a drivers license in jail?

  5. John Chow says:

    Ricco – I wonder why they couldn’t prove he was doing 150 when it showed it in the YouTube video?

    Carl – Because they got away?

  6. The max fine for speeding in Norway is 7800 NOK, roughly 1100 USD.

    And I doubt they could jail him with this kind of evidence even if they did prove he was doing 150.

  7. Nomar says:

    he was f****d if it was proven 150 miles an hour hehe..

  8. Tony says:

    @John
    “I wonder why they couldn’t prove he was doing 150 when it showed it in the YouTube video?”

    Because YouTube is hardly a reliable source of evidence, let alone measure of speed. How accuratly can you measure the car’s speed from a user uploaded video (that could or could not have been edited)?

    Just because the speedometer is showing a number, doesn’t definitivly mean that the car is actually going that fast 😉

  9. Andy says:

    Why would you ever do that – lets videtope ourseleves breaking the law and make that video publically available

  10. im going to make a video of me riding my bike and im going to doctor my spedometer in photoshop and im going to say, ive hit 100mph and still accelerating….

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