The driver of a souped-up Volkswagen who jumped embankments, spun out in parking lots and tore through San Diego neighborhoods in an online video seen by more than a million people has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.
The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that Blake Wilkey pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges including reckless driving. He was also ordered to serve three years’ probation.
Wilkey was seen grinning in the 4 1/2-minute video posted on YouTube in January.
The 27-year-old gunned the gray off-road vehicle through downtown, Ocean Beach and other areas, spinning out and catching air as amazed and enraged residents looked on.
At the end of the video he stops at a drive-through restaurant for an ice cream cone.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.