Jun 11, 2021
Illinois State Police Investigating YouTube Videos Posted By Driver Who Filmed His Own Dangerous Driving
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CHICAGO (CBS) — His videos are racking up views on YouTube; a Chicago driver taking you along for a fast and furious ride.
The behavior has caught the attention of people in other time zones. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shows us what all the fuss is about.READ MORE: As City Fully Reopens, CTA Has Been Busy Getting Ready For Riders To Come Back; It’s Important To Put Our Best Foot Forward,
Barreling down the Dan Ryan Expressway, with Chicago’s famous Willis Tower lit up in blue and red ahead, a car quickly changes two lanes then rams into the back of a sedan.
“Young punk a** tried to hit me,” said a voice seconds before, narrating the incident in a recent YouTube video that’s since been taken down.
It certainly didn’t appear to be an accidental love tap.
“Now h**, I just hit your s***,” said what sounds like the same voice in another car-bumping clip posted to the same account on March 22.
Other videos from the user show similar aggressive behavior, with encouraging comments like “Yo Good Stuff Man” and laughing emojis.
“I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing. I felt that I needed to report this guy,” said the voice behind another YouTube account called “Bad Drivers Caught on Dashcam.”
His channel documents poor navigating by other people on the roads of California. He tells CBS 2 that someone alerted him to shoulder-riding and other misbehavior by a driver in Chicago, who is actually recording himself.READ MORE: Cubs Welcoming Fans At Wrigley Field With 100% Capacity Friday
“I took a look at his channel, and lo and behold, there were numerous videos showing him running red lights, misusing traffic lanes,” said the Bad Drivers Caught on Dashcam producer, who didn’t want to use his name.
Some of the law-breaking seen in the videos is on city streets, so we sent the footage to Chicago Police, asking if it’s grounds for arrest. Their suggestion? Call 911 if you witness dangerous driving in real time.
Expressway driving is monitored by Illinois State Police; who said they dole out a daily average of more than 150 citations for reckless behavior, speeding, and other serious violations.
“I would say he’s pretty much at the top of everything I’ve seen,” said the Bad Drivers Caught on Dashcam producer.
He alerted Illinois State Police to the Chicago account and CBS 2 followed up with ISP.
Both of us pointed troopers to another video in which the aggressively driving YouTuber shows off his car and license plate. Another recording shows his face.
ISP promised to continue reviewing the footage, but didn’t indicate if they’d go after the driver.
CBS 2 was able to connect with the man behind the car-ramming account. He said his videos show him fighting back against others trying to run him off the road.MORE NEWS: Illinois Enters Phase 5 Of Reopening; Chicago Businesses Open At Full Capacity Friday
He did not agree to an interview.
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Tractor-Trailer Driver Who Allegedly Sideswiped & Injured Mass. State Lieutenant On I-495 Arrested
HOPKINTON (CBS) — A 40-year-old man from Connecticut was arrested on Saturday after authorities allege he sideswiped a Massachusetts State Police lieutenant and his cruiser earlier this week with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 495 in Hopkinton and left the scene.
Massachusetts Police say 40-year-old Perry Livingston was arrested at his home in New Haven, Connecticut after investigators obtained a search warrant. Connecticut Police found the truck Livingston was using in Milford. Connecticut State Police and New Haven Police assisted Mass. State Police in the arrest.
The lieutenant, who was checking on a different tractor-trailer that stopped on the side of the road, was sideswiped at around 10:30 a.m by the truck near Exit 58 to the Mass Pike on Wednesday. He suffered injuries to his arms and hands and was taken to a Worcester hospital. The tractor-trailer then left the scene.
When Connecticut Police found the tractor-trailer, it was unoccupied. The tractor-trailer was seized pending a search warrant.