Gatineau police clip wings of airborne auto daredevil
Gatineau police have tracked down a would-be daredevil whose videotaped poor man’s Evel Knievel car jump over a snowbank briefly excited the social universe earlier this month.
Police said the digital video of the man’s motorized launch of a Toyota Tercel over a snowbank at Baie McLaurin, in Gatineau’s far east end, was racking up hits on social media for a few weeks at the beginning of the month.
The driver of the vehicle hit the snow ramp at speed, got a few metres of air time, crashed into some piled-up snow and skidded to a stop metres away.
Once alerted to the digital show, Gatineau police were able to track down the driver. The Gatineau man, 21, was charged with endangering life or property and fined $1,293, in addition to racking up four demerits on his driving record.
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Submitted Mar 25, 2015 By: