PORTAGE, Mich. (WWJ/AP) - Police say a southwestern Michigan man could face charges after posting videos online of himself driving 140 to 160 mph on an area highway.
TV station WWMT aired some of the videos of the man driving on US-131 in Kalamazoo County that were posted on a Facebook page along with comments including "it was really closer to 150, the mustang frigging rocks."
Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz said the man admitted to recording video while speeding — often driving with his knees so he could hold his cell phone.
"The brazenness to post something like this to your Facebook, and number two, the danger it puts the public in," Hinz said.
Police went to the man's home in Portage, where Hinz said he really offered "no excuse other than he likes to drive fast."
Hinz told WWMT social media posts like these are becoming more and more common, only putting the driver and the public at risk. "We are getting more tips like this where people are posting provocative videos online just to get more hits," he said.
The case is being turned over the Kalamazoo County prosecutor's office. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the man could be charged with reckless driving. Each count would be 6 points on his license and a $500 fine.
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