Monday, February 14, 2011

Is this a Hoon? You be the judge.

Some guy with a fun name was arrested for "filming himself doing 140mph" on a public road in Oregon and was hoping to post it on YouTube. I'm not a a cop or a scientist which means I'm a normal person that falls in between those two, and even I know this is dumb.

Source: PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A man who filmed the speedometer of his car while driving more than 140 miles per hour so he could post it on YouTube, ended up in jail on Saturday and the video confiscated, police said.
Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov was pulled over by police on Oregon Interstate 5 after he was clocked driving his black 2005 BMW at 118 mph. He filmed Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Postlewait as he approached the car.
When Postlewait asked why he was videotaping, Bakanov said he was filming his speedometer, and his arrest, to post on Youtube. The video later revealed that Bakanov had attained speeds in excess of 140 mph.
He was arrested and confined in Marion County jail Saturday night, charged with reckless driving and speeding. It was his third speeding incident in the past year. The video was confiscated and will be used as evidence against him.
Marion County Police spokesman Don Thompson said winds were gusting at up to 50 mph during the day.
"There were tree branches down on the freeway. To be driving at these speeds today was just plain crazy," he said.

This person should be riding the short bus not driving a BMW. There's a difference between being stupid and being daring, usually it has to do with how much money you have. If you're gonna do something like this at least do it in Nevada or somewhere with wide open roads and not tree branches laying in the road or hippies riding bikes to get in the way of some kind of personal attempt at winning a Darwin Award. Check out the video here, via YouTube:

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