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Police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video

The video shows the speedometer at 184 kilometres an hour.

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A MAN HAS been arrested for speeding after he posted a video of himself in the act on Facebook driving at 184 kilometres an hour.

Police in Spain said the 24-second video begins by showing the speedometer of the car and then pans away to a young woman sitting beside the driver who sticks out her tongue and two smiling young men in the back seats.

The voice of a man howling can be heard in the background.

Malaga 

After a “close analysis” of the images, police concluded the car was driving on a stretch of the A-7 highway near the southern city of Malaga where the speed limit is set at 80 kilometres an hour, police said in a statement.

Police tracked down the driver of the car and detained him and fined one of the passengers who is seen in the video without his seatbelt on, the statement added.

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The authorities said the video appears to have been posted on Facebook by one of the passengers of the car.

The driver of the car faces charges of posing a danger to the road safety of others due to excessive speed.

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