Ottawa Police have confirmed a seemingly distracted driver who went viral in a video last week has been charged.
The video was posted to Facebook by motorcyclist Erik Hanna last week and shows a woman who appears to be distracted by her phone. Hanna confronted the woman, and the video shows her cutting him off shortly after.
The video went viral, garnering over one million views in a matter of days.
The woman, who recently moved to Ottawa from Newfoundland, has now been charged.
Female in the cell phone video has been charged with Distracted Driving, Careless Driving and fail to notify change of address….
— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) September 1, 2016
Police also said there will be no charges laid against Hanna, but did warn him to not do the same thing again.
@JudyTrinhCBC There is not offence to film it, the lane splitting and chance of a confrontation is my concern.
— Sgt Mark Gatien (@gatienmc) August 29, 2016