World's Dumbest Criminals - Connecticut Man Live Streams Himself Speeding on I-95 Before Crashing on an Exit Ramp
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World’s Dumbest Criminals – Connecticut Man Live Streams Himself Speeding on I-95 Before Crashing on an Exit Ramp

By Cody Roark

Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See The Dad of All Trades

Welcome, readers, to this morning’s installment of World’s Dumbest Criminal! Today we will take a look at a man who live streams himself speeding on I-95 before crashing on an exit ramp.

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On Saturday, December 28, Kenneth Hofler, 23, live-streamed himself speeding down I-95 across the Gold Star Memorial Bridge between New London and Groton. He is then seen crashing as he rounded the curve of an exit from the interstate, state police at the Montville barracks said.

“Sometimes a trooper’s accident report writes itself,” state police wrote in a Facebook post highlighting Hofler’s video. “The operator of this vehicle was kind enough to publicly live stream himself traveling over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge while driving at reckless speeds prior to being involved in an accident.”

World's Dumbest Criminals - Connecticut Man Live Streams Himself Speeding on I-95 Before Crashing on an Exit Ramp
Police responding to Kenneth Hofler’s crash on I-95.

This latest addition to the World’s Dumbest Criminal family was caught traveling at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour at one point, according to police. Luckily, he was wearing his seatbelt and was able to evade any serious harm. He may be in the World’s Dumbest Criminals, but at least he’s not the dumbest of the dumb by wearing his seatbelt. Though, at the time of his latest capture, he was out free on a $35,000 bond from a previous arrest back in October!

Hofler was charged with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, driving an uninsured car, making an improper turn and possession of more than an ounce of marijuana.

I-95 NB Gold Star Memorial Bridge

Sometimes a Trooper’s accident report writes itself. The operator of this vehicle was kind enough to publicly live stream himself traveling over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge, while driving at reckless speeds prior to being involved in an accident. The posted speed limit for the Gold Star Memorial Bridge is 55 MPH. Speeding and live streaming is not only dangerous, it is illegal. Thankfully, this operator was wearing his seatbelt, or they could have suffered serious injuries. Please slow down and drive safely.

Posted by Connecticut State Police – Troop E Montville on Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Connecticut State Police made a post on Facebook about Hofler following the incident that included his live stream. In it, they wrote, “The posted speed limit for the Gold Star Memorial Bridge is 55 MPH. Speeding and live streaming is not only dangerous, it is illegal. Thankfully, this operator was wearing his seatbelt, or they could have suffered serious injuries. Please slow down and drive safely.”

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That’s it for yet another chapter of World’s Dumbest Criminal! It would appear that having a “need for speed” is trendy for our up and coming criminals. There’s really no excuse for endangering people’s lives for a few likes on Facebook or Instagram. Hopefully, they learn to slow down and be mindful of the other drivers and families on the road. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the next installment of the World’s Dumbest Criminal!

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