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Car Plows Through Trump Campaign Sign in Viral Video

The video has been seen more than 5.6 million times



    Facebook/Julien Schuessler
    Progressive screen captures of a video posted by Julien Schuessler allegedly show him driving off the road and plowing through a Trump campaign sign posted on the grass.

    While some conservative leaders met privately this week to find a way to stop Donald Trump from securing the GOP nomination, a North Carolina man took matters into his own hands — or wheels, according to a video posted on Facebook. 

    The 10-second video posted by 20-year-old Julien Schuessler on Tuesday allegedly shows him driving down a city street, veering off the side of the road and plowing through a Trump campaign sign posted in the grass.

    Once the deed is done, the driver maneuvers the vehicle back onto the road, but not without briefly losing control of the camera. 


    I love having a jeep sometimes

    Posted by Julien Schuessler on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    "I love having a jeep sometimes," the video’s caption reads.

    The footage has been shared almost 123,000 times and has accrued more than 5.6 million views.

    Unfortunately for Schuessler, the viral video also caught the attention of the Wilmington Police Department. Police tweeted about it Wednesday, saying they were award of the video and "investigating this incident."

    Schuessler was charged Wednesday with hit and run, reckless driving and failing to maintain lane control. He was later released on citation, police said on Facebook.


    Wilmington Police have charged the man who allegedly crashed into a campaign sign while driving recklessly down a...

    Posted by Wilmington, NC Police Department on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    In an email to NBC, Schuessler confirmed he was the driver in the video. 

    "It was an impulsive act of kindness," Schuessler said in the email. He said police only gave him a "ticket for reckless driving and a 'fleeing the scene of an accident' charge."