Second man charged over driving offences after video uploaded to social media – Strike Force Raptor

A second man has been charged 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 26 March 2020).

A 20-year-old man was issued a Court Attendance Notice for three offences, including; driver use mobile phone when not permitted, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous and Class A motor vehicle exceed speed over 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 14 May 2020.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

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: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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