Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Police Identify Qatar Sheikh Khalid Hamad Al-Thani In Connection With Reckless Driving Viral Video
Posted Thursday, September 17 – 6:25 PM
By Victoria Talbot & Matt Lopez
Beverly Hills Police Chief Dominick Rivetti, at a press conference Thursday morning, identified Qatar National Sheikh Khalid Hamed Al-Thani in connection with a reckless driving video that went viral this week depicting a yellow Ferrari LaFerrari and white Porsche 911 GT3 dangerously speeding through Beverly Hills streets.
Rivetti said Al-Thani has been identified with the Ferrari and that the department is still following leads on the driver of the Porsche.
The incident on Saturday evening involved two vehicles, including a Porsche 911 GT3 and a $1.5 million Ferrari LaFerrari drag racing, ignoring stop signs, possibly even tapping bumpers together and narrowly avoiding another driver on the 700-block of North Walden Drive and Elevado Drive. The incident was filmed and uploaded to YouTube, creating a viral outrage as people learned the drivers were from Qatar and claimed to have diplomatic immunity.
When officers arrived at the scene at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, following calls of reckless driving at a high rate of speed, “an individual who indicated that the vehicles belonged to him and denied driving recklessly . . . claimed to have diplomatic immunity,” recounted Rivetti.
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