Wild Ride

Jim Day
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The driver captured in a much-viewed video spinning his Porsche out of control in Charlottetown last year pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

 Yet while Steven Green, 32, pleaded guilty to the offence in provincial court, his lawyer Peter Ghiz still tried to provide a defence of sorts.

Ghiz told the judge that Green’s wiener dog that was along for the wild ride actually played a role in the driver losing control of the vehicle.

Provincial Court Judge Jeffrey Lantz didn’t appear too eager to give much weight to what Ghiz described as a possible canine mitigating factor in the short Porsche joyride that has been viewed almost two million times on YouTube. “It is hard to imagine how a dog would affect the car in that manner,’’ said Lantz.

Motorist Richard Stewart caught the incident last March on a video camera that had been recently installed in his truck.

As Stewart approached the traffic lights with Sears on his left heading east on the bypass highway, Green blasted past on the right in a Porsche coupe.

The camera catches the Porsche rocketing off as the traffic light turns green, then moments later spinning and careening wildly out of control, hitting the median, crossing over to the merge lane, slowing, then careening off again to cross into the oncoming traffic, losing a wheel in the process.

At the scene, Green was issued a ticket and the vehicle was towed. Green was not injured.

Green will be sentenced on Feb. 9.

Organizations: Porsche

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Fed up
    January 22, 2016 - 18:50

    And he gets his idiotic grinning picture on the front page of the Guardian!?! Shows how "bad" he feels for putting lives at stake! A fine means nothing to these people...if he can afford a Porsche...and treat it like that...a fine will do nothing! Take the car from him. Probably his Daddy's car, so he doesn't care. Put him in jail. It's almost attempted murder. He could have killed someone acting like a 2-yr-old! Peter Ghiz should know better than to try and blame the dog! A dog shouldn't be near the driver's knee anyway! Just because we see drivers with dogs sitting on their knee doesn't make it right!

  • Hard2Believe
    January 22, 2016 - 13:20

    In response to Guy: You really think he did nothing wrong? Did you watch the same video as the rest of the world? Or maybe you're thinking Peter Green didn't do anything wrong. His wiener dog did.

  • Dm
    January 21, 2016 - 16:23

    Wow as if the video wasnt bad enough, he blames it on a dog now lol, nice thing to be knowen for the rest of your life.

  • Vesper
    January 21, 2016 - 16:04

    It's unfortunate people don't have the same passion towards the real crimes that abound our gentle island. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Nobody got hurt. Spotlight the true criminals out there.

  • Guy
    January 21, 2016 - 15:53

    I don't see an issue with what he did he lost control of his car stuff happens like that on purpose or not. I've seen worse and heard of worse only difference is it has never been caught on camera, yea he might not be the best driver but half of PEI should not have there lisense no one knows how to drive around here its pathetic

  • Joe Doe
    January 21, 2016 - 15:32


    January 21, 2016 - 15:07

    Was his daddies car.That's why he has no respect for the value.After this hopefully daddy little brighter then the son.

    January 21, 2016 - 14:43

    Judging by his expression leaving court he learned his lesson ... not .

    • don
      January 21, 2016 - 15:45

      i wonder after this CHILD kills or puts a person in a wheel chair do you think he will learn then? seeing his smile he needs another 40 years to grow up. i hope his dogs gets his drivers licence then the dogs i think knows more then he does..

  • ajjakl
    January 21, 2016 - 13:39

    The next time......let the dog drive

    January 21, 2016 - 12:04

    You can't Fix Stupid !!

  • Hard2Believe
    January 21, 2016 - 09:55

    So your wiener dog made you crash your car? Is this the irresponsible "adult" version of the dog ate my homework? Please. Also please let the sentencing reflect the fact that he put multiple lives in danger during this stunt. And with the smug smile as he leaves court, tack on an additional fine or whatever.

  • In My Opinion
    January 21, 2016 - 08:09

    I would say the only wiener that played a role in this incredibly immature and unsafe "joyride" was the jerk behind the wheel. If he wanted to play around in his precious car, he should have gone to a dirt road in the backwoods somewhere; not in an area already known for high accident rates. Luckily no one was hurt.

  • Dog Lover
    January 21, 2016 - 07:54

    I feel bad for the dog....let's hope he gets a new owner !!

  • me thinks
    January 21, 2016 - 07:48

    Couldn't handle the car and can't admit it. Man up you little punk and stop blaming your dog

  • Getta Horse
    January 21, 2016 - 07:31

    Ridiculous. Even IF the dog had Any impact on this jackasses driving, All that says is that he (stewart) did NOT have due care And CONTROL of his toy. He can afford a porsche .. he Knows he can afford the fine. He doesn't care.

  • Driver
    January 21, 2016 - 07:02

    This looks like the type of guys who enjoys the attention from his youtube fail video.