Woman Films Herself Being Chased By Police And Uploads To Snapchat
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A woman has gone viral after uploading a Snapchat video of herself being pursued by police in a car chase - having since been arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit, no insurance, driving without a licence and failure to stop.
Sophie Ross, 23, recorded herself driving along a road in Sunderland, while police lights could be seen flashing behind her.
She shared the clip on Snapchat, where it soon gained tens of thousands of views. It was later circulated elsewhere on social media, in turn racking up thousands more.
The video footage shows Ross, wearing what appears to be a dressing gown, driving in the Town End Farm area of Sunderland.
With police behind her, she says to the camera: "Look at them chasing me, look at them!"
Seconds later, Ross appears to add: "Who gives a f*** about the bizzies [police], are you mad?"
A Northumbria Police spokesperson told LADbible: "A 23-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit, no insurance, driving without a licence and fail to stop."
Recently, a group of young men found themselves in trouble with the law after they filmed a series of dangerous stunts and uploaded it to Snapchat.
A court heard how Oliver Barton, 19, was captured riding on the bonnet of a car while it was driving at 50mph along a road in snowy conditions.
He was filmed by 'main cameraman' Connor Fleming, 20, who was sat in a back seat, while Lucas Blanchard, 20, was driving the red Volkswagen Polo.
Fleming had also filmed driver Joseph Clayton, 19, in a separate incident earlier that evening, in which Clayton 'perched himself half out' of a blue VW Polo and sat 'on the top of the driver's door hanging out of the car'.
At one point, Fleming even had to take the wheel, as both of Clayton's hands were outside the vehicle.
Prosecutor Stephen Parker told Burnley Crown Court that emergency services had initially been called to a road traffic collision at the roundabout of Bocholt Way and Bacup Road in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, at 12.15am.
Police then seized the four defendants' mobile phones and found Snapchat content saved on Fleming's device.
Parker said: "That shows not the whole conduct of the defendants that evening, but it is apparent that the filming of these defendants recovered are mere snapshots of their behaviour.
"There was no footage of the actually crash but there are effectively extracts of windows in time of their offending.
"They had been in various pubs. There were photographs and films of pints of lager on the table."
Blanchard, Fleming and Clayton all pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, while Fleming also admitted to using a mobile phone while driving and Blanchard to drink driving - after providing a reading of 72mg in 100ml of breath, more than twice the 35mg legal limit.
They were all given 12-month community orders with unpaid work requirements, driving bans and electronically monitored curfews until 2 January 2020.
Barton pleaded guilty to allowing himself to be carried on part of a vehicle while in motion at an earlier magistrates hearing, before being fined £100 ($130) and ordered to pay £85 ($110) costs and a £30 ($38) victim surcharge.