Thursday 19 September, 2019

WATCH: New video raises fresh questions about the stunt Benz

Screen grab of a video showing two occupants of a Mercedes Benz caught performing reckless stunts at a major intersection in St Andrew.

Screen grab of a video showing two occupants of a Mercedes Benz caught performing reckless stunts at a major intersection in St Andrew.

It is an incident that continues to be replayed over and over in the minds of Jamaicans all across the island.

We've all seen it - the viral video showing a Mercedes Benz being used to perform a number of dangerous stunts at a busy Corporate Area intersection.

But less than 48 hours after the head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh held a meeting with the reported driver to highlight the error of his ways, the matter is far from closed.

Police have reportedly re-opened their investigation into the case after another video surfaced on social media showing the incident from a different angle than the initial video, and also showing the immediate aftermath of the illegal display.

The 12-second view shows that after performing the stunts at the busy intersection, the driver of the Mercedes Benz slowed down a few metres from where the offence was committed, and two individuals are seen seated in the front of the vehicle.

Only one of the duo is seen clearly, the passenger, and that gleeful figure resembles West Indies cricketer Andre Russell.

However, from the latest video, it is not clear if the driver of the video was in fact Dennis Dietrih, the personal assistant of Russell who on Tuesday met with Welsh and apologised for the traffic violation he said he committed. It is also not clear if any other individual or individuals was/were on the back seat of the motorcar.

 Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh (right) with confessed reckless driver Dennis Dietrih at their highly publicised meeting on Tuesday.

Interestingly, a person in the car is heard asking if individuals, who were standing on the side of the road, had caught the act on camera.

In reacting to the development, social media users have since raised questions about whether the person who met with the police may have taken the blame for the act as a cover for another individual or individuals who was/were in the vehicle.

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