Second man charged over alleged driving offences after video uploaded to social media

A second man has been charged at home in Cecil Hills over alleged driving offences after a video of the incident was uploaded to social media.

As part of ongoing targeting and disruption of criminal activities, the Criminal Groups Squad's Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation following reports that driving offences had been filmed and uploaded to social media.

Earlier this month, investigators charged a 36-year-old man following three separate incidents between January and March 2020. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators attended a home on Burgundy Close, Cecil Hills, about 8.15pm yesterday (Thursday, March 26).

A 20-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice for three offences, including: using a mobile phone while driving, driving recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous and a Class A motor vehicle exceeding speed of more than 45 km/h (estimated).

Police will allege the man was the driver of a white Mercedes travelling eastbound on the M5 motorway near the Hume Highway, Liverpool, travelling at a speed of 233km/h in a signposted 100km/h zone.

It will be further alleged the man used his mobile phone while driving to record the offence before posting it to social media.

He is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday, May 14.

  • Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.