Wild ride

Steven Green pleads guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing while be­hind the wheel in his Porsche in an in­ci­dent caught on video

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The driver cap­tured in a much-viewed video spin­ning his Porsche out of con­trol in Char­lot­te­town last year pleaded guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

Yet while Steven Green, 32, pleaded guilty to the of­fence in pro­vin­cial court, his lawyer Peter Ghiz still tried to pro­vide a de­fence of sorts.

Ghiz told the judge that Green’s wiener dog that was along for the wild ride ac­tu­ally played a role in the driver los­ing con­trol of the ve­hi­cle.

Pro­vin­cial Court Judge Jef­frey Lantz didn’t ap­pear too ea­ger to give much weight to what Ghiz de­scribed as a pos­si­ble ca­nine mit­i­gat­ing fac­tor in the short Porsche joyride that has been viewed al­most two mil­lion times on YouTube.

“It is hard to imag­ine how a dog would af­fect the car in that man­ner,’’ said Lantz.

Mo­torist Richard Ste­wart caught the in­ci­dent last March on a video cam­era that had been re­cently in­stalled in his truck.

As Ste­wart ap­proached the traf­fic lights with Sears on his left head­ing east on the by­pass high­way, Green blasted past on the right in a Porsche coupe.

The cam­era catches the Porsche rock­et­ing off as the traf­fic light turns green, then mo­ments later spin­ning and ca­reen­ing wildly out of con­trol, hit­ting the me­dian, cross­ing over to the merge lane, slow­ing, then ca­reen­ing off again to cross into the on­com­ing traf­fic, los­ing a wheel in the process.

At the scene, Green was is­sued a ticket and the ve­hi­cle was towed. Green was not in­jured.

Green will be sen­tenced on Feb. 9.


Steven Green leaves pro­vin­cial court in Char­lot­te­town af­ter plead­ing guilty to dan­ger­ous driv­ing last year in an in­ci­dent cap­tured on video of him spin­ning out of con­trol in his Porsche in the cap­i­tal city.


This is a screen grab from Richard Ste­wart's in-ve­hi­cle cam­era shot on Mon­day, March 30, 2015, when a Porsche coupe ca­reened and spun wildly out of con­trol along the by­pass high­way at the Sears in­ter­sec­tion in Char­lot­te­town.

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