Sometimes it is best to keep your exploits to yourself, instead of sharing your testosterone text with others online. Be very careful of what you post on social networking sites.
Being a teenager is hard enough these days, especially if you want to be a motorist driving on Ontario roads.
It turns out that an American citizen who was unimpressed with what he read online, decided to bring to law enforcement’s attention, the exploits of Mr. Vladimir Rigenco (based on what Vladimir himself wrote online).
Vladimir candidly admitted online, that he was driving 100 km/h over the posted speed limit on a residential street (Apple Blossom Drive) in the City of Vaughan.
This prompted the York Regional police to open a file and to subsequently conduct an investigation into Vladimir’s online admissions. Police initially originally charged Vladimir with Stunt Driving and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, but dropped those charges and eventually decided to charge Vladimir with Careless Driving, pursuant to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
According to the Toronto Star, York Regional police said Vladimir Rigenco pleaded guilty to the charge of careless driving on August 5, 2010 and has been banned from driving for six months. He was also sentenced to 12 months probation, must take part in a remedial driving program and pay a $1,000 fine. He accumulated six (6) demerit points on his driver’s licence and will experience a huge jump in his auto insurance premiums.
You always leave a digital footprint when you make online posts.
Some people have already paid for their posts on Facebook. Your online musings may land you in trouble. Ms. Kimberly Swann was sacked (fired) from her job, because she volunteered to others online, that she was bored at her job.
Update: December 9, 2010 – Two workers at a British Columbia car dealership were sacked for what they wrote about their employer and their managers on Facebook. And the B.C. Labour Relations Board has upheld their dismissal.