Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A Spanish driver has been charged with speeding offences after sharing a video on social media of himself driving at 220 kph to try to overtake a high-speed train.
The clip was recorded by the unnamed driver on a motorway from the city of Zaragoza in the autonomous community of Aragon to Barcelona, both in north-eastern Spain.
The footage shows a man driving a BMW down the motorway alongside a train from the high-speed rail network known as the AVE.
The driver, 32, seemingly tries to overtake the train as he accelerates and he is heard boasting about his speed, saying: “And they said that AVE travels fast.”
At one point, the driver points the camera to the speedometer which appears to read 220 kph (136 mph) on the motorway where the speed is limited to 120 kph (74 mph).
Reports said that the Spanish Guard launched an investigation after they found the video on social media and identified the driver.
The man has been charged with two offences for breaking the speed limit and breaking the safety rules putting the lives of other drivers at risk.
It is unclear if a trial date has been set.
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