TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – Call it road rage karma… a tailgater on U.S. 41 spun off the road and crashed… and it was captured on video.
Tracy Lynn Sloan of Lakeland was fed up with the driver of the 2008 Ford pickup that had been riding on her bumper for several minutes.
She took out her phone and started recording what was happening.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver was 33-year-old Jeffrey Travis White of Tampa.
White sped around Sloan and flipped her the bird as he was doing so. Then he apparently lost control of his vehicle, spun out and hit a light pole in the median strip.
Sloan’s recording captures her own laughter as the accident unfolds. “That’s what you get, all on video, buddy,” she says near the end. Sloan gave the video to the police and then posted it to YouTube.
“This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes,” she wrote on her account. “After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were.
White now faces charges of leaving the scene of a traffic accident, careless driving and failing to wear his seat belt, say authorities.
White has an arrest record that includes charges of battery and marijuana possession, according to police records. He was last arrested in 2002 and charged with disorderly conduct.
And Sloan now has a seeming moment of divine retribution to share with over a million viewers.
“I’ve recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen, she wrote.”
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