YouTuber With 4m Fans Nabbed For Driving Lambo At 228kph

Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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Picture Credit: CEN/@Alphasniper97

A popular YouTuber with over 4 million subscribers has been arrested for driving his Lamborghini at over 228 kph in a 100-kph zone.

Local media report the Spanish Civil Guard arrested a 22-year-old man, reportedly YouTube star David Diaz, aka ‘alphaSniper97’ for driving at over 228 kph (141 mph) in a Hurricane Performance Lamborghini on the M-111 road in the municipality of Algete, in the central Spanish region of the Community of Madrid.

The road has a speed limit of 100kph (62 mph) and Diaz was arrested alone in the Lamborghini which he has bragged about owning since he reportedly bought it in February.

According to official sources reported by local media, the driver was alone and tested negative for alcohol and drugs.

He wrote on his Twitter account: “Guys, I am currently arrested, I do not know when I will be back” and added some minutes later: “The good thing is that with all the false accusations I will buy another Lambo for sure, we should see the positive side of life.”

He could face a prison sentence of between three to six months, community service, a large fine and could also lose his driving licence. 

The YouTuber bought this car, valued on the market at 250,000 EUR (222,712 GBP), in February after “years of saving money and dreaming about it”.

He uploaded the moment he bought the car in a video on his YouTube channel, explaining that it was a unique experience. He has also shared videos of him driving through the roads of Madrid. 

The 22-year-old is known for his videos about video games such as Fortnite.

Local media report that Spanish Civil Guard sources said: “He must think that being arrested is like in the movies, that you write from prison.

“It does not work like this. In this case, he was arrested, he was taken to the police station, he was sent to judicial disposition and was released hours later until the judge decides to open his case or not.”

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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