Snapchat-posted video of speeding at 170 km/h leads to suspended licence

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A video posted to Snapchat helped lead RCMP to the driver at the wheel. RCMP noted he identified himself while recording it.  (RCMP  - image credit)
A video posted to Snapchat helped lead RCMP to the driver at the wheel. RCMP noted he identified himself while recording it. (RCMP - image credit)
RCMP
RCMP

A Labrador man who posted a video to Snapchat featuring a high-speed — and seatbelt-less — ride has found himself with court dates and no driver's licence.

RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay said the man, 23, was travelling at about 170 km/h in a video that was uploaded to the popular social media platform.

On top of the speed, he was also seen using a cellphone while driving.

"The driver, who identified himself in the video, was doing all of this with a sleeping passenger on board," RCMP said in a statement Friday.

The driver's licence has been suspended.

Police also ticketed him Wednesday for excessive speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and using a cellphone while driving.

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