'Instant Karma' video captures tailgating Florida driver give middle finger and crash moments later

The man has been identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Jeffrey Travis White.
By Evan Bleier  |  March 28, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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A Florida driver has posted a video called “Redneck Road Rage / Instant Karma” to YouTube that has already been viewed more than three million times.

The video, published on Wednesday, shows a tailgating driver pull up alongside a female driver’s vehicle and give her the middle finger while cruising in Tampa.

"I couldn't move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn't going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were," the anonymous poster wrote.

Seconds later, the truck spins out and goes flying across U.S. Highway 41 before slamming into a pole.

"That's what you get!" the laughing female driver says after seeing the crash.

The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to My Fox Tampa Bay that the driver has been identified as Jeffrey Travis White.

“He initially fled the scene of the accident, but thanks to this video he has been caught and charged,” the poster wrote. “This moron could have easily killed somebody with his moronic behavior, and my laughing at the end would have been replaced with tears. Needless to say though, I've never seen Karma come back so fast.”

Officers from the FHP were able to track down White, 33, at his home and arrest him.

“Until I watched the video after the accident I didn't even know he shot a bird at me because I wasn't looking at him at all,” according to the post. “I was paying attention to the road while holding the phone up with my right hand. I've recorded circumstances like this before, catching idiots doing stupid things, but never ever had this happen.”

[My Fox Tampa Bay]

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