VIDEO: Police issue safety warning after Connecticut man live streams himself speeding, crashing car

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (WJW) — Connecticut State Police are reminding motorists to slow down and drive safely after a man live-streamed himself speeding and then crashing his car last Friday.

Police say the driver was traveling on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge at speeds over 100 mph before he struck a metal beam guardrail on the left shoulder of the off-ramp.  The speed limit on the bridge is 55 mph.

Thankfully, the driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured during the accident.

Authorities say it was later learned that the driver was live-streaming himself prior to the crash.

Connecticut State Police reminds drivers that both speed and live-streaming are extremely dangerous to do while driving, as well as illegal.  They say to "please slow down and drive safely."

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