Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spain Crowns King of Wreckless Driving: 23-year-old with more than 150 arrests doesn't even have a licence

Japito, as Benjamín López Rojo is known in his native town of Carballo, got behind the wheel at a very young age. He soon became one of the most reliable getaway drivers for Galicia’s burglars and bank robbers, local daily La Voz de Galicia reported on Friday.

And yet until only last August, Japito had managed to escape jail time by hiding away in O Sisto, a neighbourhood of Carballo where even the Guardia Civil didn't dare enter. But Japito grew tired of living his life on the run and in August of last year he took his lawyer to the local police station and handed himself in.

For now, Spain’s most reckless driver has been sentenced to 26 years at Teixeiro penitentiary (Galicia).

The Local

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