March 7, 2009
Police seek dancing trucker
European authorities say they are searching for a Romanian truck driver who released a video of himself dancing in his cab as he sped along a highway.
The truck driver, who works throughout Europe, gave the video to a television station and posted it on the Internet site YouTube, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
The British newspaper said the video shows the man dancing in his cab, waving both hands and barely looking at the road ahead. He also moves to the passenger's seat to dance. At one point, the driver steers with his feet as he drives close to other trucks and cars.
I was just bored. This wasn't anything special. We all do this -- we sing, while we're driving, he said in the video.
The newspaper said copies of the video have been given to authorities throughout Europe. Romanian police say they want to interview the trucker, who appeared on a local television show.
He doesn't seem to be driving in Romania so what we can do is limited but we certainly want to talk to him, a police officer was quoted by the newspaper as saying.
The man in the video claims the footage was shot by his brother as they drove from Holland to Belgium, while others have said they believe the clip was shot in France.