A 24-year-old from the commune of Puławy (lubelskie province) bet with his friends for an energy drink. He claimed that while driving the car, he would get out of the driver’s seat and stand with his feet on the door, holding on to the roof rail. The recording showing the exploits of the young driver affected the police inbox “Stop Aggression Road”. The driver was tracked down. He heard the charges, lost his driver’s license, and the case was taken to court.
A video was sent to the “Stop Aggression Road” inbox of the Poviat Police Headquarters in Puławy, showing a Volvo passenger driver driving through the intersection of Partyzantow and Norwida streets, while driving the vehicle, he gets out of the steering wheel, stands with his feet on the door and grabs the roof rail with his hands. The car is moving on at this time.
The recording also shows that the driver, while performing the maneuver, does not give way to a cyclist on a bicycle crossing. “The information contained in the notification shows that the incident took place on Wednesday (July 19) just after 7 p.m.,” the Puławy police said.
They tracked down the driver and charged him
The police determined that the car immortalized in the recording belongs to a resident of the Puławy commune, and the car was driven by his 24-year-old son.
“The young man was questioned and heard three allegations: using the vehicle in a way that endangered the safety of people inside and outside the vehicle, failure to give way to the bicycle driver on the crossing for cyclists and the driver’s failure to use seat belts” – said Commissioner Ewa Rejn-Kozak from the police in Puławy in a message.
Police: He did it because he bet on an energy drink
According to the police, the man confessed to the alleged acts, explaining his behavior by betting with friends who were traveling with him. “As it turns out, a 24-year-old driving with two girls made a bet with them for an energy drink that while driving he would get off the wheel and stand on the window, holding on to the roof. To do this, he set the cruise control in the car and, standing on the door in the open window, drove the entire intersection” – reported the policewoman.
He is facing 30,000. PLN fine and 20 penalty points
The uniforms stopped the 24-year-old driver’s license, and after questioning him and presenting the charges, they referred the case to court. The driver is threatened with a fine of up to PLN 30,000 and a ban on driving. “After the verdict in this case becomes final, additional penalty points will be added to his account, of which the young driver may receive as many as 20 for the committed acts” – said Commissioner Rejn-Kozak.
Main photo source: KPP Pulawy