Did alleged speedster hope to go viral?
Stanislav Bakanov, 30, of Keizer, Oregon, was cited and released from jail after allegedly driving more than 118 mph, police say.
February 14th, 2011
01:10 PM ET

Did alleged speedster hope to go viral?

An Oregon motorist allegedly went to great lengths, or speeds, over the weekend to post a video to Youtube, according to Oregon law enforcement.

A Marion County deputy clocked a vehicle going 118 mph in a 55-mph zone Saturday on Interstate 5, the sheriff's office said.

The lawman, upon approaching the car, noticed the motorist was holding a video camera and taking pictures of the deputy's car.

Upon questioning, Stanislav Bakanov, 30, of Keizer, Oregon, fessed up to driving between 90 and 100 mph, Don Thomson, spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, told The Oregonian newspaper. It was the second alleged 100-mph speedster caught by Deputy Ryan Postlewait that day, the newspaper reported.

When Postlewait asked Bakanov why he was driving so fast, Bakanov prefaced his response by saying that it was going to sound stupid: He was making a video to post on Youtube.

The deputy said the motorist then played the video back, showing footage of the speedometer’s needle almost to the max and even capturing the deputy’s cruiser pulling him over, according to a sheriff's office release.

Police seized the camera for evidence. Bakanov was arrested for alleged reckless driving, ticketed for speeding and his car, a black 2005 BMW M3, was impounded, according to the newspaper.

It marked Bakanov's third driving offense in the past year, according to the release.

An officer who answered the phone at the Marion County jail on Monday said Bakanov had been cited and released.

Post by:
Filed under: Oregon
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. travis fisher

    Im glad this guy pushes the envelope it allows us to learn from his endeavors and also trains cops not to freak out so much when pulling speeders or black people over.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Young, you forgot one: you worship my bu/tt, gay boy.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      I hate to discuss butt lust but if i must discuss butt lust make sure the butt you lust has no butt crust...

      February 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @raven: Don't call me Shirley.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. KOLOBOK

    was it a black boomer trying to be like.?
    That is OK Stani, you must have enough $$ to buy another one, and Kulongauski will use your $$ wisely.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. broken teeth

    Stupid said what?

    February 15, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Always moregoodnews

    kansas.. See? The true darwin capital of the nascar u.s... The brain is very very small but the foot is heavy and the car is the only heaven left to dinosaurs. lol

    February 15, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    So true.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
1 2