Dealership employee joyride in customer car caught on dash cam
Drew and Christine Hovorka brought their 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT to Gurnee Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram in Gurngee, IL last week for its 100,000 mile inspection. They paid a nearly $2,000 repair bill and picked the car up last Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Hovorkas were curious about what their dashboard camera recorded while in the hands of the mechanics. The camera automatically turns on when the car starts. The footage showed a dealership employee driving without a seatbelt and way over the speed limit. The speed climbs to 96 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone at one point.
To add insult to injury, the car now has more problems than ever before. Drew told the Tribune that the Caliber is now leaking fuel and clips under the hood are broken.
Police tried to interview the mechanic but he refused to be questioned. The dealership owners refused to comment as well. Police are expected to present the case to the Lake County Attorney General's office, who will decided on what charges will be filed against the mechanic.
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