Crazy Video: Audi Driver Cruises Down Laurel Canyon... In Reverse
A driver was caught cruising down the winding roadway of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in reverse, much to the shock of witnesses and fellow drivers.
On Thursday, around 4:45 p.m., Kevin Zanazanian was driving southbound on the street when he noticed an Audi up ahead that started driving in reverse near Mulholland Drive and began recording on his cellphone. The Audi continues to do so for at least the next two miles, going at the normal rate of speed, at least all the way down to Sunset Boulevard. Amazingly, the reverse-driver avoids hitting oncoming traffic and even a pedestrian along the way. "Only in L.A.," Zanazanian can be heard crying out in surprise on the video.
"It was definitely a shocker for me," he told CBS 2. "It was definitely like a movie and I just think either this individual had an argument or a fight or something or just possibly just wanted to be a cool guy." Zanazanian says two people were in the car, a man behind the wheel and a woman in the passenger seat.
Even when the roadway expands as Laurel Canyon Boulevard approaches Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, the Audi driver continues to go in reverse, even switching lanes around other cars on the road.
As impressive as the driving may be, police say they are most definitely not amused. LAPD Sergeant Tito Mariano checked off the list of moving violations he spotted in the video to CBS: "Reckless driving, unsafe speed, crossing double-yellow lines, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway."
"Imagine if it was you or your family member driving and being struck by someone doing something irresponsible," said the cop.
Police say they are investigating the incident and have contacted the car dealership listed on the Audi's dealer plates in the hopes of tracking down the driver.