Drunk Brake Checker Gets A Lot More Than He Bargained For

When it comes to brake checking, we can all agree that it’s not only very dangerous, but also stupid in the age of the dash cams and smartphones.

Before these gadgets came along, logic would have it that a brake checker could provoke an accident and then get to repair his or her car for free, since the driver coming from behind would always be found guilty for not maintaining a safe distance.

Well, not anymore. The following dash cam video from the UK reveals a classic case of brake checking, even though the culprit is more likely a lunatic than a scammer. In the footage captured by a truck’s dash cam on the M18 near Doncaster, we see a third-generation Renault Mégane going past the heavy vehicle on the fast lane and then moving to the outside lane in front of it.

Nothing wrong with that, but the hatchback then started braking for no reason. The truck got dangerously close but the driver managed to avoid contact by braking hard. The “genius” behind the wheel of the Renault decided to have another go, with the result being a wrinkled tailgate for his Mégane.

The crazy thing that makes it hard to wrap our heads around this event is the fact that the brake checker then stopped the car on the shoulder and called the police himself, not knowing there was a dash cam mounted on the truck.

While that can be qualified as an honest mistake, not realizing he was drunk and without insurance certainly can’t. One doesn’t have to be a fortune teller to guess what happened next.

 

  • robotlogic

    Stupid and drunk make a bad combination already, then toss poor driving skills on top and this is what you get.

  • Dude

    Good. What a moron. Drunk driving is one of the most unconscionable non-violent crimes imo. And shi like this just makes me think about what the world would be like if alcohol and marijuana switched places. So many people would still be alive.

  • Mr. EP9

    What a complete buffoon; but he did get himself thrown in jail for the day so I call that a win.

  • Christian

    The truck driver should be glad that it was only a Diesel Megane… Not an RS CUP edition with propper brakes…

  • Six_Tymes

    what a dope, i hope he got tossed in jail

  • Status

    This is why brake checking is never justifiable.

  • john1168

    I would have been pretty tempted to pitman his ass in the weeds but this trucker is a professional. Good thing he had a dashcam.

  • Paul

    Smooth move exlax.

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    You’d have to be intoxicated or criminally mental to buy a Renault in the first place.

  • assassingtr

    It’s posts like these where everyone in the comments can come together in their unison hate for the douchebag

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