YouTube street racing video on I-43 in Waukesha County leads to two tickets

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- A video posted to YouTube shows street racing on I-43, and now, two men have received citations in the case.

28-year-old Konrad Peters of Milwaukee  is cited for speeding and racing on the highway, and 51-year-old Mark Scaffidi of Hartland  is cited for racing on the highway.  The fine for racing is $389.50.

Scaffidi knows cars well as one of the owners of the Heiser Automotive Group.  The company owns several automotive dealership in the area.

The Youtube video features two souped up luxury cars racing down I-43. The video was taken down shortly after it was posted, but it was online long enough for investigators. Court records indicate the race happened on Sunday August 31, 2014 at 10:00 PM with the cars traveling 591 feet illegally.

"It was uploaded to YouTube -- which wasn't a good idea,"  says Paul Bucher, an attorney for Scaffidi.

Bucher says his client isn't admitting guilt to anything seen in the video, but says he is remorseful.

"Of course he feels bad. My client has been very cooperative, from the very beginning, and will continue cooperating. It was big boys, with big expensive toys," Bucher said.

"We've been talking all along. It's not crime of the century. It's not even a crime. It's a speeding ticket,"  adds Bucher.

Bucher says a citation for those involved is the right move by prosecutors.

"No one was out there. I mean, I know all the details that I can`t relate to you, but there was no one out there. There was no one to endanger," Bucher said.

"He feels bad. He really does, and he just wants this over with, and he just wants to move on," Bucher said.

Both men have a scheduled court date on November 5,2014.  They are not required to appear.

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