Wednesday 18 September, 2019

WATCH: Reckless driver says sorry for daring stunt

Dennis Dietrich (left), the suspected driver of a motorcar caught doing a reckless stunt on a St Andrew road, meets with ACP Bishop Dr Gary Welsh on Tuesday.

Dennis Dietrich (left), the suspected driver of a motorcar caught doing a reckless stunt on a St Andrew road, meets with ACP Bishop Dr Gary Welsh on Tuesday.

The suspected driver of a black Mercedes Benz motorcar that was captured in a viral video recklessly doing 'donuts' on a major public thoroughfare has met with the police and apologised for the stunt.

"I was wrong and I am really sorry; it won't happen again," Dennis Dietrich said during a brief meeting with the head of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB),  Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bishop Dr Gary Welsh, on Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting was held at the same location of the traffic violation, the intersection of Dunrobin Avenue and Dukharan Avenue in St Andrew.

Dietrih said he's the personal assistant of West Indies cricketer Andre Russell.

In the meantime, ACP Welsh stated that he wished to use the moment to inform and educate other drivers who may have thoughts about carrying out similar breaches.

In the 21-second viral video, the motorcar can be seen spinning wildly in the intersection and nearly colliding with an oncoming van. 

The car continues to be spun in the intersection, generating huge rings of smoke from its burning tyres, before it was finally driven from the scene.

After the video began circulating online over the weekend, the driver was instructed to report to the police.

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