Dee Albert â€œCodyâ€ 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 â€œcody111280â€ 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.
One of the videos was taken on the Kilpatrick Turnpike and the other on Broadway Extension.
Both videos had been taken down from the site Wednesday night.
A link to an eBay auction of the Corvette that ended Dec. 7 was posted with the YouTube videos.
The top bid of $15,000 did not meet the reserve price.
â€œI was extremely concerned with Mr. Replogle's reckless driving and thought the YouTube posts might encourage others to do the same thing in order to garner attention,â€ patrol Chief Van Guillotte said in a news release. â€œOur roadways are absolutely no place for this type of dangerous driving behavior or stunts.â€
West said he didn't know if anyone was in the car with Replogle when he made the videos.
Replogle did not return a message seeking comment Wednesday.