A youth who posted his road racing exploits on You Tube faces jail for his reckless driving.

A policeman from Güímar accidentally came across a clip of the races. The recognisable footage had been filmed with the driver’s mobile phone and posted on the popular website.

Speeds of almost 100 kmh in a built-up area had taken place so he began to investigate to see if he could track down the culprit.

The registration number of other vehicles in the footage belonging to friends of the driver and eventually led to his arrest earlier this week.

The youth has been charged with a string of motoring offences, including recklessness, speeding and failing to observe Stop signs.