Cops have arrested the “insane” male driver who did a U-turn on a busy motorway before going the wrong way in a bid to scare his female passenger.
The dashcam footage now viewed more than two million times in less than 24 hours was taken on the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway over the city of Danyang in East China’s Jiangsu Province, local authorities have confirmed.
The cops said the male suspect, whose name has been withheld, was driving towards Shanghai when he did the sudden U-turn on 9th September.
But police in Zhenjiang City – which administers county-level Danyang – said the motorist later did a second U-turn and started driving in the right direction again following the suspected deliberate stunt.
Reports say the incident came following a row between the couple in the car, though the reason behind their argument is still unclear.
The dashcam video, which went viral after being posted online this week, shows the driver braking on a motorway lay-by and using it to do a large U-turn before driving the wrong way in the fast lane.
He does not utter a single word as his terrified girlfriend screams, repeatedly calling him “insane”.
The footage shows him honking at oncoming cars as more than 30 vehicles are forced to swerve away at the last second to avoid a head-on crash.
Zhenjiang police said the incident luckily resulted in no collisions or injuries, but the motorist has since been remanded in custody for gross endangerment of public safety.
Investigations into the incident are still ongoing, the authorities added.
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