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Monday, February 15, 2010

Lamborghini and The Law: Can You Prosecute a Traffic Crime Based on YouTube Videos?

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This is a municipal law and usually the statute of limitations is within one year, though there has been a case where the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled that the statute of limitation can go back five years for municipal laws. In this case, we're not that concerned with the statute of limitations. We're pretty sure he committed these acts within the past year based on the model of the cars he's driving in the videos and some other evidence we've obtained. I'm wanting to say that the Lamborghini was a 2010 model, though I don't have that information right in front of me.

So, if Hill is convicted, what kind of punishment could he receive for the two charges you've filed for reckless driving?

If he chooses not to plead guilty and is convicted, he could get 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for each charge. So, you're looking at $2,000 and a half-year in jail. Though I don't think that's likely.

What were you thinking when the police originally brought you these videos?

I watched them and felt comfortable that we could issue a summons. The driver is clearly identified. The point here is that we just can't have people drive a vehicle like that. Unfortunately we've had a number of bad fatalities in the Chesterfield Valley, and the only way to prevent that is to educate people that it won't be tolerated in that area.

Below, the Fox 2 segment that broke this story:

 



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