Man charged after Facebook video post

A man is facing additional criminal charges after posting a video on social media, showing him driving at nearly 100 mph on Interstate 65 when his license was suspended.

Jessie Hizer, 28, Indianapolis, was charged with reckless driving and driving while suspended, both misdemeanors.

On the day the video was shot, Hizer had been sentenced to nearly six months in jail after pleading guilty to resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license as part of a 2016 case.

The video posted to Hizer’s Facebook page shows a view of Hizer’s speedometer at 98 mph on I-65, near the Whiteland Road exit, and Hizer talks about driving 100 mph to catch up with another vehicle. The video then shows Hizer drive into Franklin, park near the court and continues recording as he goes into the courtroom, according to charging documents.

About a week later, Hizer returned to court to ask for his sentence to be served on another program, instead of in the county jail, and was asked about the video. He told the court he had posted the video and was driving with a suspended license, according to charging documents.

The misdemeanor charges filed this week carry a sentence of up to a year in jail.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.