A Connecticut man has crashed his car as he accelerated more than a bridge at 100 miles per hour — and livestreamed the whole incident, police said.
Kenneth Hofler, 23, of Middletown, whose license was already suspended, used his phone to record himself as he accelerated along the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Saturday morning, according to state police.
A trooper trailed behind Hofler as he sped onto an exit, where his vehicle rushed into a guardrail and rolled over.
The clip reveals the driver filming the road ahead of him, and his speedometer before he happened to lose control of the off-ramp and dropping his phone.
Hofer was then hospitalized at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He has been found in possession of over one ounce of marijuana.
He has been charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance and possession of marijuana.
Hofler has a criminal record dating back to 2014. He was out on a $35,000 bond in relation to an October arrest at the time of the accident, officials said.
This incident is not currently listed in court records, and it’s not clear if Hofler has an attorney to represent him.
“Sometimes a Trooper’s accident report writes itself,” police wrote on Facebook, and also posted the video. “The operator of this vehicle was kind enough to publicly live stream himself traveling over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, while driving at reckless speeds before being involved in an accident.”
“The posted speed limit for the Gold Star Memorial Bridge is 55 MPH,” the post included. “Speeding and live streaming is not only dangerous, it is unlawful. Thankfully, this operator was using his seatbelt, or they could have suffered severe injuries. Please slow down and drive safely.”