A 25-year-old U.K. man filmed driving the wrong way down a busy road while his friends cheered him on has been banned from driving for three years.
Steven McInulty was also given an eight-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine for the June incident, Sky News reported. He admitted to driving dangerously, driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance.
Footage posted on YouTube shows McInulty trying to evade police by speeding up and down the road, at times even driving in reverse while other cars struggled to avoid him, all as his friends egg him on from the side of the road.
“When the police officer went after you, you then drove appallingly,” the judge told McInulty during his court appearance. “You caused all sorts of vehicles to have to take evasive action as you drove the wrong way and you then drove past your pals, who all thought it was tremendously funny and who had the stupidity to film you.
“What you did, it is lucky nobody was killed or seriously injured,” the judge said, adding that it was “more by luck than judgment” there were not more serious repercussions.