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Troopers use YouTube to catch Oklahoma City speeder

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers used a YouTube video posted by a man who drove in excess of 195 mph in the Oklahoma City area to arrest him.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: December 23, 2010

Dee Albert “Cody” Replogle posted YouTube videos of himself speeding down Oklahoma City-area freeways in his high-powered Chevrolet Corvette. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol used the videos to find him and arrest him for it, patrol Capt. Chris West said Wednesday.

Replogle, 30, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Monday on two complaints of reckless driving in connection with the pair of YouTube videos, West said. He has not been charged and has since been released on bail.

The videos, taken from inside the car, show it rocketing past other vehicles as if they were standing still, the Corvette's engine roaring as the driver accelerates and shifts gears.

West said the patrol received an e-mail from someone complaining about the videos, which were posted by someone using the YouTube handle “cody111280” and boasting of driving more than 195 mph. Replogle's date of birth is Nov. 12, 1980.

Patrol officials decided to try to track down the person who posted the videos, whom West identified as Replogle.

Replogle told troopers he is the owner of the car, described in the videos' descriptions as having an engine with more than 1,000 horsepower, and was driving it when the videos were taken and that he was responsible for the YouTube posts.

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