Saturday, March 10, 2012

Don't show off your Ferrari on Youtube, you may be jailed

A boastful Ferrari driver who put film on the Internet of his supercar doing three times the speed limit in Japan was facing possible jail Saturday, after disapproving YouTube viewers called police.

The 50-year-old doctor uploaded a six-minute video showing him driving his  Ferrari 458 Italia through Fukuoka, in southern Japan, at 84 kilometres (52  miles) an hour over the limit, police said.

Reports said outraged YouTube users called police to report the offence,  adding officers calculated the speed by analysing the distance covered by the  vehicle.

Officers identified the car and driver from the footage and a police  spokesman told AFP the doctor, whose name was withheld, could be jailed for up  to six months or fined a maximum 100,000 yen ($1,220) if convicted - NST Online