Randy George Scott has been ruled not guilty in his dangerous driving case.
Scott was the suspect in the infamous YouTube video that showed a speeder hitting 300 kph on a BC highway. Police seized a motorcycle registered to Scott’s mother, saying it was used in the video, and they said Scott was the rider.
When it came to trial, though, the judge criticized their tactics, saying they’d violated Scott’s rights by seizing the bike without a warrant and not preserving it as evidence (it was sold under civil forfeiture rules). Then he said the Crown hadn’t proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Scott was the rider in the video. So, Scott walked, instead of serving time. He faced up to five years in prison if convicted.
However, unless there’s some legal action afoot we haven’t heard about, Scott’s mother won’t be getting the motorcycle back, as that machine is long gone, sold for around $5,000.
Here’s one last look at that speeding video …