by Dave Preston
The man allegedly behind an infamous YouTube video showing a motorcycle being driven at close to 300 km/h on Vancouver Island turned himself in to Kelowna RCMP Tuesday.
The two-minute video was posted on YouTube on April 8 and shows the driver’s point of view as he weaves in and out of traffic on the TransCanada Highway. The motorcycle’s speedometer is seen to reach 299 km/h, however Saanich police have stated it is likely the motorcycle is actually going faster, because the speedometer only measures to 299 km/h.
Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Randy George Scott surrendered himself to RCMP in Kelowna, said Cnst. Kris Clark. Scott was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Saanich.
Scott has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
“Investigators are working with the Saanich Police Department and Provincial Crown Counsel from both Kelowna and Victoria,” said Clark.
“Videos such as this glorify dangerous driving behavior, which is a direct contradiction to our commitment to road safety,” Clark said.
Scott remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in court sometime Wednesday.