YouTuber Learns Speeding and Posting the Video Will Land You in Jail

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You can buy a performance car with more power than you can every legally use on the highway. Heck, you can buy a run-of-the mill sedan and easily exceed the speed limit. You can, but you shouldn’t, because it’s dangerous and it’s against the law. A self-proclaimed YouTube personality learned this the hard way when he posted video driving over 185 mph in a Mustang.

Beau Alan Rogel went for a spin in a 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to show off just what the car can do. He did this on the open road in Rankin and Madison counties Mississippi instead of on a track. The incident happened at night on a highway and you can see Rogel blazing past other cars on the road.

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The video shows the road ahead and it’s clear that Rogel is driving fast, but he doesn’t show the speedometer. He does, however, call out the speed at which he’s travelling. This would be cool if he weren’t putting the lives of himself and everyone on the highway at risk.

Those people apparently felt the same way. Several called in reports of Rogel’s antics and eventually three police cars approach to ask a few questions. Rogel denies he was speeding and hands over his license.

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After police run his license they notice the video being taken by Rogel’s smartphone. He proudly tells them he makes videos of everything and the police eventually let him go. They do tell him to park the car or find a drag strip. There the video ends, but the story isn’t over.

The police go check out the video on YouTube along with a bunch of other social media posts that show Rogel doing things outside the law. This includes possession of weapons, which is a no-no if you’re a convicted felon like Rogel.

That was enough for the police to get a search warrant. Rogel’s wife refused to let them in their home and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Rogel arrived home shortly after and was also taken into custody.

He was charged with reckless driving and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before being released on $20,000 bail. His case is set to come up before a grand jury. You might think it’s cool to speed and post it all on YouTube, but the police and the general public won’t agree.