According to Vancouver police, on April 6, a man with a camera mounted on his bicycle filmed himself going faster than the speed limit of 50 mph.
The man, with the username John Blow, posted the video to YouTube on April 8.
The video shows the daredevil rider speeding on a busy Trans-Canada Highway, the Daily Mail
The clip shows him travelling at dangerous speeds, zipping past cars and trucks as he weaves between vehicles. The speedometer of the bike is visible in the clip and shows him doing 299 km/h(186 mph). The Daily Mail
reports that police say he may have sped even faster than recorded on video.
The video went viral after it was posted to YouTube, receiving almost 1 million views. According to ABC News
, police suspected at the onset that the rider was Randy George Scott of Victoria, British Columbia. He is well known to the police in the region after several previous incidents. But they lacked sufficient evidence for arrest.
After three witnesses came forward with information, a warrant was issued for his arrest, the Daily Mail
The Vancouver Sun
reports Scott is still at large. According to Saanich police, he is not licensed to drive a motor bike and he has 25 previous convictions for traffic offenses. The Province
reports that Scott's mother is the registered owner of the bike, a blue Yamaha R1, that has been issued $1,500 worth of tickets: $368 for driving without due care and attention, $483 for excessive speeding and $598 for having no insurance, according to the Daily Mail
If convicted of "dangerous operation of a motor vehicle" he could face a sentence of up to five years in prison.
The Vancouver Sun
reports that Sgt. Dean Jantzen, who described the clip as shocking, said: "Hopefully, Mr Scott will do the right thing and turn himself in." The Province
reports he said: “This is an egregious example of someone who really is disregarding all norms of traffic safety. You can hardly put words to it.”
Police are asking anyone with information on Scott’s whereabouts to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.