If you’re going to do something dangerous, stupid, and illegal, creating video evidence of the act and posting it online is a surefire way to make things much, much worse. Unfortunately, that’s a lesson that one C8 Corvette owner in Canada had to learn the hard way after a video that showed him street racing against a motorcycle was posted to social media, leading to his arrest and his sports car being impounded.
Per a report from CTV News Toronto, 22-year-old Brampton resident Simranjit Singh was arrested on June 30th and charged with several offenses, including dangerous operation of a vehicle, racing a motor vehicle, and performing a stunt in a vehicle. Peel Regional Police state that prior to the arrest they were made aware of a video posted to social media which shows Singh racing near Steeles Avenue East and Airport Road.
In the video, the C8 Corvette driver is seen taking off from a stop light alongside a rider on a green motorcycle. The two accelerate quickly, and the driver raises their left hand as the speeds climb. The individual taking the video raises the camera to show the green motorcycle start to pull ahead of the C8 Corvette, at which point the driver pulls their hand back inside the cabin. We see the C8 Corvette and motorcycle speed by another motorist in the center lane.
According to the CTV News Toronto report, police say that the driver was traveling at roughly 226 km/h (140 mph) in an 80 km/h (50 mph) zone.
The report indicates that Singh was released with conditions, his license was suspended, and his C8 Corvette was impounded. He is scheduled to appear in court next month. Investigators have yet to identify the rider on the green motorcycle.