Spain’s ‘most stupid driver’ gets 6 months jail

A 20-year-old man who was arrested by police after posting a YouTube video of himself driving from the passenger seat on a highway near Barcelona has been given a six-month suspended sentence.

Spain's 'most stupid driver' gets 6 months jail
In the 36-second YouTube video, the young man can be seen grinning and talking to a non-existent driver. Screen grab: YouTube

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.

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. 

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