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Video: Car driven backwards for miles on busy, winding Calif. street

LOS ANGELES -- A stunned witness followed a vehicle going in reverse for miles down a curvy Los Angeles road on July 9, recording the dangerous drive on his cell phone, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The Audi with dealer plates was driven backward for more than two miles along the city's busy Laurel Canyon Boulevard. No one was hurt in the stunt, but an LAPD spokesperson said the incident was among the reckless it has encountered.

The Audi can be seen on video crossing the double-yellow lines several times, narrowly missing oncoming traffic, and at one point, a pedestrian. When the vehicle approaches busy Hollywood Boulevard, still in reverse, the driver maneuvers around other cars and into the left-turn lane before zooming through the intersection.

The video was shot by Kevin Zanazanian, who followed the car until that intersection.

"It definitely was a shocker for me," Zanazanian told CBS Los Angeles. He said there were two people in the car, a man behind the wheel, and a woman in the passenger seat.

"It was definitely like a movie and I just think either this individual had an argument or a fight or something or just possibly just wanted to be a cool guy," Zanazanian said.

CBS Los Angeles showed the video to LAPD Sgt. Tito Mariano, who said the driver could be arrested on numerous charges.

"Reckless driving, unsafe speed, crossing double-yellow lines, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway," Mariano said.

Given the numerous close calls, Mariano said it's incredible no one was hurt.

"Imagine if it was you or your family member driving and being struck by someone doing something irresponsible," the sergeant said.

Since the car had dealer plates, police plan to contact the dealership to track down the driver.

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