Driver ‘detained’ after using his name in video racing event

The Ministry of Justice here on Thursday said a driver was suspended from driving after he competed in a tournament using his name and then was caught again speeding, the news outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung…

Driver ‘detained’ after using his name in video racing event

The Ministry of Justice here on Thursday said a driver was suspended from driving after he competed in a tournament using his name and then was caught again speeding, the news outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.

The driver, 41-year-old Andreas Mitweg from Innerhalle, was found by police shortly after midnight on Dec. 6 driving on a road in Uhlscheide. He has been accused of speeding, using his motor vehicle without consent and of exceeding the speed limit with “particular speed, recklessness and irresponsibility,” the ministry said.

Some viewers had complained about the gameplay video shot by Mitweg, the driver told the news agency DPA. The official in charge of this case, the transport chief, investigated and found that Mitweg was indeed at fault.

Mitweg confessed to doing 54 kilometers per hour in a 30 km/h zone, and then five kilometers per hour over the limit again — 32 km/h.

Mitweg’s actual age was not known, and the speed with which he was driving likely affected his airbag. But the ministry said the road where Mitweg crashed “may be appropriate for racing cars in national tournaments.”

Mitweg was known to some racers as Motorsport Alleen, after his first name. But, after his first suspension last month, that last name disappeared from the player’s profile.

“I don’t even know what those gamers are being held up for,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said.

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