A teenage idiot who was cited for “imprudent speed” after wrecking an Audi S4 found himself slapped with a four-figure fine and a license suspension after police found in-car video of the crash he posted on YouTube.
The three giggling morons were out for a joyride when the 17-year-old driver decided to see if the Audi S4 Twin Turbo, which Wikipedia says has a top speed of 155 mph, would really go 155 mph. The good news: It will. The bad news: Teenage dumbasses have absolutely no concept of just how hard it is to drive a car going 155 mph.
Predictably, the geniuses lost control and crashed the vehicle, although amazingly nobody was hurt despite the high speed involved. The driver was given a citation for “imprudent speed” and that would have been the end of it but for the fact that they apparently decided to celebrate their good fortune by posting an in-car video of their escapade on YouTube.
There’s not much to see: The focus is on the climbing speedometer, with a few shots out the windshield and of course the precious “HOLD ON!” a second before the video goes blank. But that was more than enough for the police; after seeing the video, they suspended his license and hit him with a fine of over $1000.
There are lessons to be learned here. I trust I don’t have to explain them.