IRL YouTube streamer Ebenezer ‘EBZ’ Lembe found himself pulling into the side of the road once again at the instruction of police officers, just over a week after receiving a $700 fine for speeding.
IRL streaming lets those who broadcast leave their homes and head out into the world, bringing their audience along with them to explore the sights and sounds of the world through the eyes of their favorite content creator.
EBZ has been using his IRL broadcasts to drive around the city of Los Angeles, but has had a number of run-ins with law enforcement officers, and less than a fortnight after receiving a hefty fine for speeding, the streamer saw the flashing blue lights in his rear-view mirror again as they pulled him over.
While streaming on January 9, EBZ was driving around the Californian city with his camera facing out towards the road. The streamer was dodging and weaving through traffic as he sped around, eventually coming to a set of traffic lights.
He could be seen speeding up behind slower cars, then cutting across lanes to get past them, flying up behind a truck pulling a trailer, veering to the left to get past it, before speeding up and cutting back in front.
Just as the maneuver took place, what looks like a police car passes him going the opposite direction, with EBZ coming to a stop at a set of traffic lights. It seems he knew what was coming, telling his stream: “Oh, I’m f**ked,” while stationary at the junction. As he turned left onto a new street, the unmistakable noise of police sirens fired up behind him, with the streamer saying “Oh yeah,” as he pulled into the side of the road.
After stopping the car, EBZ quickly turned off the stream, choosing not to record his conversation with the police officer who was heading for his window.
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EBZ found himself parked on the road, getting told off by a police officer back on December 27, when he was caught driving at 90miles-per-hour in a 65 mph zone. That time, it earned him a $700 ticket, and almost getting a second from the same officer for not having license plates on his vehicle.
Whether the streamer was forced to pay $700 on this occasion remains to be seen.