Have you ever been barrelling down the highway at almost twice the posted limit with a bag of pot in your car and thought, “This isn’t dangerous enough?” Well, you’re not alone.
State police arrested Kenneth Hofler, a 23-year-old Connecticut man, who crashed his car near the Gold Star Memorial Bridge after deciding to start broadcasting as his Nissan Versa reached speeds of over 100 miles an hour in a 55 mph zone.
Police were in hot pursuit when Hofler lost control of his vehicle and spun out into a guardrail on an exit ramp, according to the New York Post.
“Sometimes a trooper’s accident report writes itself,” police noted on Facebook, where they posted Hofler’s video. “The operator of this vehicle was kind enough to publicly livestream himself traveling over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, while driving at reckless speeds prior to being involved in an accident.”
The speed demon was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with only minor injuries after police found more than an ounce of marijuana in the car. He received a misdemeanor summons for driving with a suspended licence, reckless driving, driving without insurance and marijuana possession.
Hofler was reportedly out on US$35,000 bail from another charge of marijuana possession in October. He has a series of similar charges dating back to 2014.
Despite his penchant for danger, Hofler made one — and only one — good decision: He buckled up.
“Speeding and livestreaming is not only dangerous, it is illegal,” police said. “Thankfully, this operator was wearing his seatbelt, or they could have suffered serious injuries. Please slow down and drive safely.”
And if you absolutely can’t do that, at least try not to document all the crimes you commit along the way.
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Written by David Yasvinski