Influencer Durte Dom is under investigation by LAPD after Viral Tesla crash

Dominykas Zeglaitis, also known as Durte Dom, claimed responsibility for the crash on TikTok. Other influencers say he wasn’t even there.

A viral stunt has captured the attention of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stunt involved a person driving a Tesla over a road with a steep decline. The driver was speeding over a hill, became airborne, and then crashed into two other vehicles.

Police initially offered a $1,000 reward for information about the drive who fled the scene. Since then, they have asked people to stop calling to report influencer Durte Dom.

“We have received over 50 tips and anticipate more due the story going viral,” the @LAPDCTD account said on Twitter. “Over 90% of the tips are of the same person who has a TikTok handle of @dominykas or @durtedom on Twitter. He is considered a person of interest based on the public postings on his account.”

Zeglaitis, previously a member of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad, posted videos of the incident on TikTok and other social media platforms. In a now-deleted video, Zeglaitis did claim responsibility for the incident to his 2.7 million TikTok followers.

“I just crashed my new Tesla,” he captioned the viral stunt video.

TikTok removed the video because it went against community guidelines for dangerous acts and challenges. Users are not permitted to “share content depicting, promoting, normalizing or glorifying dangerous acts that may lead to serious injury or death.” Before being deleted, it had accumulated over 11 million views.

Zeglaitis claimed he was intoxicated while driving in another video, which has also been deleted. In another video he mocked the LAPD writing, “LAPD didn’t like my stunt,” while playing the song “F— Tha Police” by N.W.A in the background. 

The incident took play early Sunday in Los Angeles on Baxter Street. The street is known to have the steepest hill in Los Angeles and has been a popular location for other recorded stunts.

Police have not released a description of the driver. The crash is believed to have taken place early Sunday in Los Angeles’ Echo Park.

Police now say the incident will be considered a misdemeanor hit-and-run.

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