Viral insurance video leads to hit and run charges for teen

Viral insurance video leads to hit and run charges for teen

Viral insurance video leads to hit and run charges for teen by Linda Givetash

An online video showing the end of a teen's joy ride may be funny to viewers, but it wasn't a laughing matter for his mother or police in Vancouver.

The YouTube video of a white Porsche Cayenne repeatedly being smashed into the walls of a garage in a failed parking attempt has received over 90,000 views in less than 24 hours.

Const. Brian Montague said Wednesday that the car has been linked to a hit and run reported on June 16, when a white Porsche struck a parked vehicle in a residential neighbourhood.

He said a 16-year-old boy who does not have a licence had driven his mother's Porsche without her permission.

Police made the connection after receiving a video from the Insurance Corp. of B.C., showing a white Porsche Cayenne being rammed into the frame of a garage door.

“We looked at the video and were able to connect the dots quite quickly,” Montague said.

Canadian Press


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