Man held after snowboard tow stunt posted on web

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A man has been arrested after a video of a car towing a person on a snowboard down a main road was posted on the internet, police said today.

The footage was filmed yesterday in the High Street in Hungerford, Berkshire which was hit by snow showers.

Thames Valley Police said a number of people watched the stunt and is appealing for anyone with more pictures or video to come forward.

A spokesman confirmed a 26-year-old man, from Hungerford, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Sergeant Andy Bone said: "It cannot be stressed enough that this was an irresponsible stunt. The High Street is the main road through Hungerford, conditions were poor and the risk to the public and other road users was clearly not considered by those involved.

"If there had been an accident as a result of this, it would have entailed unnecessary strain on the resources of the emergency services.

"We have a duty to protect the public, and behaviour which endangers pedestrians and other motorists will not be tolerated.

"There were people watching and taking photos. If anyone has photos or a video of the incident I would like them to contact me, and they will be treated as witnesses."

Police had yesterday issued a warning to motorists in the area about driving in icy conditions.

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