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Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested

Idiot Driver Films Self Speeding at 140mph; Gets Arrested

Video evidence: Banakov was clocked by police at 118mph but the video revealed he had been driving at more than 140mph

The Daily Mail

February 14, 2011

OREGON – A driver who filmed his speedometer as he reached 140mph has been arrested after police saw the video.

Stanislav Bakanov wanted to post the clip on Youtube so he could boast about the performance of his BMW M3.

But he pulled over by police as he attempted the speed run in Marion County near Portland, Oregon.

Officers clocked Bakanov at 118mph as he approached their car, and the driver filmed the officers.

The driver admitted to the officers that he had constructed a mount for the camera on the car’s dashboard so he could put the clip on YouTube.

And when officers viewed the tape they discovered that he had reached more than 140mph.

He was arrested and charged charged with reckless driving and speeding, his It was his third speeding incident in the past year.

The video was confiscated and will be used as evidence against him.

It comes weeks after a driver in Oklahoma city was caught by police after filming himself driving at 190mph and posting them on YouTube.

Cody Replogle was arrested after police saw the video of him driving his Chevrolet Corvette on the website in December.

‘I was extremely concerned with Mr. Replgogle’s reckless driving and thought the Youtube posts might encourage others to do the same thing in order to garner attention,’ Colonel Van Guillote told Oklahoma’s News on 6.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested Replogle and tracked him down after receiving an email complaint.

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