A man has been arrested after a trio of teenagers managed to drive their vehicle onto the middle of a famous race track — all in the middle of a live race.
According to Sky News, a 21-year-old was detained on suspicion of false imprisonment after footage of the incident — taken by the backseat passenger — went viral online.
The footage shows a driver identified as “Jack” drive into the middle of England’s famous Brands Hatch circuit as a male records and a female frantically screams and protests in the passenger seat.
“I can’t breathe,” she says at one point. “Get Off!”
Watch the footage (content warning: vulgar language):
“Jack please, I’m begging you, I’m serious, don’t go, stop it, come on,” she argues at one point.
“Jack, if you care about me, please just stop, I don’t like it,” she pleas. “You’re going to crash my car.”
“Jack” ignores her repeated requests and continues driving.
“Officers have today (Monday, June 16) arrested a 21-year-old man from Tonbridge on suspicion of false imprisonment. He remains in police custody,” a police spokesman said, according to Sky News.
The Motor Sports Association added that they are “extremely concerned” and a British Racing and Sports Car Club spokesman said an investigation is underway.
“On Saturday afternoon during our race meeting at Brands Hatch, an unauthorised private car gained access to the live circuit while the Fun Cup Championship race was in progress. The race was immediately red flagged and all cars left the circuit,” the spokesman said.
“The Kent Police, the MSA and circuit operators MSV are conducting an inquiry and we are of course fully co-operating with them. Until the outcome of the inquiry is known the Club won’t be making any further comment,” it added.
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