Seattle-Area Hellcat Driver Banned from Driving His Car Over Idiotic and Dangerous Behavior

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

There are so many well-documented accounts of people doing dumb things in high-powered cars that it’s become satisfying to see some of them suffering the legal consequences of their actions. That’s exactly what happened to a Seattle-area Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT driver, who was recently charged with reckless driving and banned from driving the car.

Since the reckless driving charge, the 20-year-old has racked up even more violations, picking up citations for noise and speeding. Officers described the car as deafening in one report, and Seattle police have wised to his antics on social media, where he has more than 700,000 followers.

The recent ban came last week, but he’s pleaded not guilty to the two counts of reckless driving. Police have plenty of evidence in their corner, however, pointing to a February video that showed the guy racing another Hellcat idiot at speeds of up to 107 mph. The conditions of his release include not getting any other criminal charges, not driving without a valid license, and keeping his dumb ass out of the Hellcat.

The kid’s attorney protested the ban with concerns that it would prevent him from traveling to work, but the Judge held onto the decision. He’s scheduled for court again on May 13, and if a guilty verdict comes back, he could face up to 364 days in prison and a $5,000 maximum fine. The state could also take his license for a month, which would almost certainly put a stop to his commutes.

[Image: Dodge]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Ravenuer Ravenuer on Apr 15, 2024

    Can't they impound his car? Danger to society, or something?

  • Varezhka Varezhka on Apr 15, 2024

    We need civil forfeiture for such behaviors, like our neighbors up in BC do. And if they really must let him keep his license, can we put a restriction? Like NEVs only?

    • Ravenuer Ravenuer on Apr 15, 2024

      The DMV can put all the restrictions they want on you, but that can't prevent you from climbing into a car and driving just like you did.

  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Apr 15, 2024

    A good corporate citizen, would not pay people for videos that show illegal /dangerous activities. Common sense: no?

  • Redapple2 Redapple2 on Apr 15, 2024

    Dont watch poison. It ll rot your brain and corrupt your soul. Slowly, insidiously.