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Ferrari driver from YouTube video faces speeding charges

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Mar 2012 12:09 User comments (19)

Ferrari driver from YouTube video faces speeding charges Japanese doctor wanted to show off Ferrari.
The 50-year old is charged with driving at 124km/h (77mph) in a 40km/h (25mph) zone. The evidence is a video he posted himself of the incident on YouTube. Angry YouTube users reported the video to police. The man reportedly said he simply "wanted people to understand the beauty of a Ferrari."

The video shows the car leaving an underground car pack and driving along highways and coastal roads in Fukuoka, southern Japan, for six minutes last April.

Police began investigating the video in May.

The camera was positioned behind the driver. Police determined the speed by calculating the distance covered in specific time frames.

He now faces a fine of up to $1,220 (778) if convicted, or possibly could be landed with six months in prison.

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19 user comments

111.3.2012 12:41

haha drives like a edited for content that violates forum rules

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211.3.2012 12:47

124kph?hell thats barely off idle.buddy of mine had his viper clocked by the cops at 330kph.

311.3.2012 14:30

Always film yourself breaking the law then post it on the internet............lame

411.3.2012 15:16

Haters always Hatin'....jealousy is an ugly thing. lol

511.3.2012 15:52
SmaryJerry
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What a pathetic attempt at harassing this guy. Instead of just putting in a speed bump, they track him down. This guy is going to have the lawyers to prove that the date the video was uploaded was not the date the driving took place, therefor it is impossible to determine whether the statue of limitations on this infraction has passed.

611.3.2012 16:17

Moron... ring the guts out of it on the highway! Now THAT'S beauty! 75 in a 25? That almost sounds like he was in a school zone. I mean that reeks of being a tool.

Besides, isn't there a moratorium on this kind of misdemeanor crime? It's like busting a kids ass for having raided the cookie jar 2-3 days after the fact. I mean how many other morons are busting the limit even by 10 miles an hour up & down that road? Leave it the hell alone.

I'm like Smary, put in a speed bump & let a couple guys bottom out. They'll stop.


711.3.2012 18:12

i love the sound of the rev.


not a newbie, but still learning...

811.3.2012 20:28

yea i can understand maybe on the freeway, but in a 25MPH zone, theres a reason for it being 25. lol.

hell ive seen alot of speeding videos, why dont they go after them all lol.

i wouldnt of put it behing me where I AM on camera too lol.

912.3.2012 0:28

for some reason i couldnt see how fast it was on the speedo.also the first half of the video that white car that hes trying to catch up to seems to be speeding.

124kmph isnt that fast.buddy of mine got done exceeding 300kmph ended up with loss of licence for 2years and about $2000 in fines plus defected.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1012.3.2012 14:28

Mid-life crisis fail.

1112.3.2012 15:53

Did they bother to track down the white porsche 911 Turbo that passed him early in the video???

1212.3.2012 16:52

I don't know the statue of limitation is in Japan but the video was filmed in 2011. Even if the statue of limitation wasn't the issue they would still have a hard time prosecuting, because they have no proof it was him. We never see his face in the video. The police wasted their time and they are hating because they can't afford such a nice car.

1312.3.2012 18:15

lol you know the funny part with current screen projectors he could be fooling everyone with a cool ass edit

1412.3.2012 20:09

I love those speed bumps they put in the streets that stretch from one side of the road to the other. They are like 4 feet wide. Nice opportunity for me to get some cheap thrills. They are usually 25 to 35mph Zones. My best air yet is when I hit 85mph. I swear to god I must've went 50ft before I hit the road again...and I didnt bottom out...thanks to off-road suspension and about 2 feet of ground clearance. Breakin the law, Breakin the Law!!!! Yeah!

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1512.3.2012 20:13

but yeah its completely stupid that you would record yourself doing something that is against the law and not do everything possible to cover your tracks.

1613.3.2012 12:40

Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
but yeah its completely stupid that you would record yourself doing something that is against the law and not do everything possible to cover your tracks.
Not that I'm saying 'anything' at all... but like dropping a line like hang time in a 4-wheeler?

Thank god for anonymity in the forums! Am I right? :)

1714.3.2012 0:22

some off the drifts i use to do in my mazda 929 would of looked awesome on youtube but i think if i put a video of me doing 140 in a 60 zone then turning and drifting for about 200metres i'd be asking for trouble.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1814.3.2012 1:58

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
but yeah its completely stupid that you would record yourself doing something that is against the law and not do everything possible to cover your tracks.
Not that I'm saying 'anything' at all... but like dropping a line like hang time in a 4-wheeler?

Thank god for anonymity in the forums! Am I right? :)
Actually its a type of jeep

1914.3.2012 10:49

Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
Actually its a type of jeep
Well... it's not like I could tell that from the description... & we're getting back to WAY too much info again! :) hint, hint, nudge, nudge

There's no knocking at your door is there? No flashing lights in the driveway or voices over a loud speaker?

Hoou... That was a close one...
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