Welcome to Jail Time! San Diego is the Heart of Baja Racing
By: Debbi Baker and Gary Newsome
A San Diego man who tore up the streets of San Diego in a souped-up, Baja Bug on steroids (off-road VW) in a video seen by more than one million people will be cooling his heels in jail after pleading guilty to several charges Monday including reckless driving.
“I guess having to much fun on the streets of San Diego can cost you a lot more than you would think after its all said and done. It's not expected its appreciated so don't get it twisted! I hope you all enjoyed the video and use me as example of what not to do.”
Blake didn't mention, that the Baja races break all the rules, all year long, in Mexico! We even run over and kill! Our racers become champions when they strike and roll-over spectator passenger cars and trucks on the race course!
Blake Wilkey, 27, who was originally charged with 26 counts, pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, one count of exhibition speed and one count of failing to obtain a special event permit. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and placed on three years probation. Wilkey was the smiling driver in the video called “Urban Assault: San Diego Shark Attack,” which was posted on YouTube in January and has since gone 'viral'. Meaning alot of people have seen it. Downright retarded!
An even more contrite Wilkey posted this on his page last week: "Monday morning at 8 am downtown I will be facing a judge on 26 misdemeanor accounts for the urban assault video. This was not taken lightly by the prosecutor and I hope it won't be to heavy of a burden on me after its all said and done. If you would like to come show some support and see how it all unfolds let me know! Strength in numbers." Not really.
Besides the 45 days in jail, Wilkey was also ordered to spend two consecutive weekends in jail for a probation violation. According to City Attorney spokesman Gerry Braun, he also faces a minimum six-month suspension of his driver's license. The 'man' slapping down 'da flatbillers! Bogus dude!