Florida Road Rage Driver Arrested After Instant Karma Crash Video Goes Viral (Video)
A Florida man was arrested for reckless driving after a video titled “Redneck Roadrage/Instant Karma” went viral on YouTube.
Authorities identified the man, who can be seen hanging out of his window and flipping off the driver in the video, which has over 7.8 million views on YouTube.
Tampa police arrested 33-year-old Jeffrey White for leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and failing to wear a seatbelt.
The woman behind the video told WTSP that she’s sorry she laughed when the driver sped past her and then promptly lost control of his pickup truck, traveling across the median and slamming into a post.
“Honestly, looking back, I feel kind of bad for laughing,” she said, declining to give her name. “But at the same time, it’s kind of funny.”
The woman defended herself for filming while driving, saying she didn’t even know he flipped her off until later because she had been watching the road. She says she uploaded the video to YouTube just for her friends at work to watch. She had no idea what a reaction it would garner.
“None of us are good drivers,” she said. “We all have our problems. Maybe this is his opportunity for growth. Maybe he can use this as a learning tool and not go off the rails next time.”