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An unnamed 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of "having posted a video of himself on YouTube driving at speeds of more than 140 mph", Reuters reports.

The alleged Ford Escort incident took place on the single-carriageway A76 in southwest Scotland. Sergeant Scott McLachlan, of Dumfries and Galloway police's Roads Policing Unit, described the stunt as "completely foolish behaviour".

He added: "Not only did he endanger his own life, but that of other road-users. It is unacceptable, and to post a recording of such driving on the internet is entirely stupid."

McLachlan noted that one third of fatal accidents involve drivers under 25, and observed: "Young men in particular seem to think they are invincible behind the wheel - but the facts tell a different story." ®

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