Authorities in Utah say a motorist has been arrested on suspicion of recording his own reckless acts behind the wheel of his Chevrolet Impala before posting the dangerous acts to his YouTube account.
According to KSTU, the Utah Highway Patrol became aware of the allegations after receiving a complaint about an individual sharing footage of himself illegally operating his vehicle along a stretch of Interstate 15.
Among the alleged evidence found in the video is the motorist following other vehicles too closely, passing cars at an unsafe speed, swerving and darting across lanes during the filmed exhibition in Layton.
Authorities identified Matthew Mitchell as the suspect and determined the video was recorded on the morning of April 12.
Investigators reportedly reviewed his YouTube account and found an array of other videos featuring similar content, alleging that Mitchell narrated the footage with descriptions of his highway crimes. Reports indicate police downloaded a total of 16 videos as part of the probe.
“There were some videos where he appeared to be boastful or proud of his driving patterns,” said Trooper Tosh Bennett.
Mitchell was arrested on Friday. In addition to reckless driving, he is expected to face criminal counts of speeding and failing to signal.
[Featured image: Matthew Paul Mitchell, Davis County Sheriff’s Office]