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Ferrari driver arrested for speeding through a YouTube footage


A Japanese doctor has been arrested through a video he uploaded on YouTube showing off how he speed a Ferrari 458 Italia on some public roads in Japan. The 50-year-old doctor shot the video somewhere in April 2011 and allegedly posted the footage on YouTube. As a result, a group of angry internet users complained to the authorities. The authorities in Japan traced him down with several roadside speed cameras as well as the video on YouTube – several from outside, and one from inside.

The $230,000 exotic features a 4.5L V8 engine pumping a nearly 570hp and is able to take off from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. The driver is facing charges of speeding as he is driving 77mph (124km/h) in a zone marked for 25mph (40km/h) which is three times more than the speed allowed. The driver is still considered breaking the rules although it is a very slow speed for a monster that can go up to 202mph (325km/h). The law in Japan is strict against speeding, unlike what is shown in the 2006 movie “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” where it shows anyone can drive in high-speed as long as the police car is not able to catch up with the speed.

The doctor, who is from Okawa in Fukuoka Prefecture, could face a $1,220 fine or up to six months in jail if he is convicted. $1,220 may cost nothing to him compared to the expensive exotic car he owns but it will be a great lesson for him.

“I wanted people to understand the beauty of a Ferrari.”, said the driver. However, the doctor’s Ferrari was being smoked by a white Porsche all the time in the six-minute video and this may be one reason that other Italia owners feel unhappy with his driving skills and have it reported to the police.