A man has been charged after footage of a car driving on the wrong side of the road went viral on Facebook.
About 11.30am on Sunday, Facebook user Jess Green filmed a Nissan Skyline GTR travelling along Cessnock Road at Gillieston Heights, in the Hunter region, Australia.
In the footage, the car can be seen swerving to the left behind another car before crossing double white lines to overtake, forcing oncoming traffic to veer towards the verge.
The Nissan is then shown cutting back in front of traffic, before the footage ends.
“This happened today heading towards Maitland from Heddon Greta,” Ms Green wrote. “Some people need to wake up!
“We are a week out from Christmas and you … put so many people in harms way! I hope the cops get you.”
It’s understood police saw the Facebook video and launched an investigation.
About an hour after the incident, police stopped a vehicle on Maitland Road in Cessnock.
The 39-year-old driver was arrested and taken to Cessnock Hospital for mandatory testing.
The man was then taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with driving in a manner dangerous, negligent driving, overtaking to the left of a vehicle, and not keeping left of a dividing line.
BUSH_bird_BUSH: How is charging someone with a crime justice served? He can still get out of it. In America you can’t charge someone with a crime based solely on a video of their car. There is no proof of who is driving that car.
Baby_venomm: How can we take a short video of a bad driver and make it worse? How about we write an unnecessary article, add really fruity music, have captions of what happened taking up space in the video, and all while having a clip of the video in a news article with ads to the side of it inside of the video in this article