• Spain's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Spain's 'most stupid driver' gets 6 months jail

Cécilia Brès · 28 Jul 2014, 10:40

Published: 28 Jul 2014 10:40 GMT+02:00

The Spanish-born student of French nationality was found guilty of reckless driving and handed a six-month suspended sentence.

That sentence will be dismissed if the young man does not break the law in the next two years.

He also saw his driver's licence suspended for a year.

The man was arrested after posting a video of himself, yawning as he drove his vehicle from the passenger seat. He even overtook a truck.

Video: Spanish National Police/YouTube

Spanish police sent out a tweet asking for help in identifying the individual, and received 40 replies in 13 hours.

Story continues below…

The driver was identified, and the criminal turned himself in. 

The Policia Nacional, as they are known in Spain, are known for their active social media presence. They have over 900,000 followers on Twitter. 

For more news from Spain, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Cécilia Brès (news@thelocal.es)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
7 reasons why grandparents in Spain are simply the best
Photo: 3dom/Flickr

As Spain celebrates Grandparents' Day, The Local takes a look at what makes Spanish abuelos so special...

Bull pops into high street bank during Spanish fiesta
The bull emerged from the Bankia branch in Cheste. Screenshot from Youtube.

A bull made an unusual stop off during the annual bull run at a festival in Cheste, in the eastern region of Valencia.

Air Europa cancels 114 flights during four-day pilot strike
Photo: AFP

The Spanish airline has cancelled 38 internal and 76 international flights between July 30th to August 2nd as pilots strike during the busy start of the summer holidays.

Drones hunt down 1.7 million tax cheats in Spain
Photo: Don McCullough/Flickr

The Spanish government has used drones to discover more than 1.69 million homes are not paying sufficient taxes.

Couple find snake in their bed in northern Spain
The snake was found under the pillow. Photo: Diputación de Zaragoza

The serpent was inches away from their baby, whose cries alerted the couple to their unwelcome visitor...

The Local list
Bucket list: 16 brilliant things to do once in your life in Spain
Spain is just waiting to be explored. Photo: Rvdo. Kaskajales / Flickr

The Local brings you the ultimate Spanish bucket list.

First baby in Europe with Zika defects born in Spain
The Zika virus is spread by mosquitos. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP

A baby has been born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, the first to be born in Europe with the condition.

Suspend EU funds for Spain says European Commission
European Commission vice president Jyrki Katainen. Photo: AFP

The EU should suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal after they failed to rein in their debt, according to a letter from the European Commission seen by AFP.

Spain arrests Polish millionaire in arms bust
The gang sold more than 200,000 AK-47s, as well as missile launchers and tanks. Photo: AFP

Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested a Polish millionaire suspected of masterminding a ring that smuggled assault rifles and heavy weapons into South Sudan.

Video
Stag party bungee jump prank goes viral in Spain
Screen grab: Jaime Cuesta/YouTube

A group of friends made this stag think he was going bungee-jumping on his last night of freedom... but they had an entirely different plan in mind.

Sponsored Article
Avoid hidden fees when sending money overseas
Travel
Barcelona bans Segways from tourist clogged waterfront
National
Police issue guidelines as Pokémon craze sweeps Spain
National
Another dodgy art restoration raises alarm in Spain
Sponsored Article
Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
National
Watch: Man in wheelchair zooms past Barcelona traffic
Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
National
Woof! How to find dog-friendly beaches in Spain
Travel
Tourist sparks bomb scare by locking suitcase to park bench
Technology
Five brilliant apps to help improve your Spanish
Sponsored Article
Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
National
Top ten tricks to survive the Spanish summer
Sponsored Article
Why expats choose international health insurance
Travel
Off the beaten track: 14 best kept travel secrets in Spain
International
Keep calm and wait and see: Advice for expats post-Brexit
Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
Features
Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer
National
'I've had best time ever' insists American gored in bull run
Health
How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle
Sponsored Article
Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
International
Champion of expat property rights in Spain awarded gong
National
Scorchio! Heat warnings issued across Spain
National
Brits demand dual citizenship for expats in Spain post Brexit
Sponsored Article
Avoid hidden fees when sending money overseas
Sport
Spanish matador gored to death in the ring
Lifestyle
Eleven types of men you might typically date in Spain
National
Spanish police rescue British teen trapped by dad in house for two years
Sponsored Article
Why expats choose international health insurance
Features
Seven burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Technology
Six free apps to simplify your summer in Spain
Six important things we learnt from Spain's repeat elections
Politics
Rajoy claims right to form government after poll win
3,286
jobs available