Viral video helps catch unlicensed teen hit-and-run driver

A video of a driver mangling a Porsche SUV was uploaded for a laugh on YouTube last week, but police recognized the vehicle and suspected it was used in an early crime. The video titled How to park your Porsche in Vancouver recently surfaced on YouTube and was meant to be a source of entertainment. However, it appeared that there is damage on the passenger side of the vehicle, opposite the side being scraped away on the garage wall. A few days after its initial posting, the video came to the attention of the Vancouver Police Department who used it as evidence to find a hit-and-run driver.

Constable Brian Montague of the VPD said that the vehicle shown in the video hit a parked, unoccupied car on June 16. Using the video, VPD officers tracked down the Porsche driver, who turned out to be a sixteen-year-old kid with no license. Montague stated that if the young driver had stayed at the scene of the crash, they very likely would have gotten off with a fine for driving without a license. Unfortunately, because they fled the scene, the driver is facing multiple, costly charges including hit-and-run and driving without a license. The driver will also be responsible to damage caused to the parked car and to the house they damaged while trying to hide the Porsche.

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