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Man arrested after posting videos of passing cars at speeds over 150 mph

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Jacob Factor
The Denver Post
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DENVER — The YouTuber Colorado state troopers accuse of driving over 150 mph on Interstate 25 from Colorado Springs to Denver was arrested Wednesday in north Texas.

Denton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Rendon Dietzmann, 32, who also goes by Gixxer Brah on YouTube, at a residence in Justin, Texas, north of Dallas on a warrant out of El Paso County, Colorado, Denton County Sheriff’s spokesperson Captain Orlando Hinojosa confirmed to the Denver Post.

Denton County jail records show Dietzmann was arrested on an assault charge.

Hinojosa said he did not know the details surrounding Dietzmann’s arrest and directed any questions to the agency that obtained the arrest warrant.

Dietzmann was wanted by the Colorado State Patrol on suspicion of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, menacing and other charges and is charged in El Paso County Court after a since-deleted YouTube video from September showed him going over 150 mph on I-25 at Garden of the Gods Road, squeezing through small gaps between vehicles and weaving between lanes and the highway shoulder.

A spokesperson for the Colorado State Patrol said they were looking into the arrest but could not immediately confirm the arrest originated from their agency’s warrant.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office would handle any extradition of Dietzmann, spokesperson Sgt. Marc Miller said explaining why El Paso County was listed in the arrest record, but they were not the agency who issued the arrest warrant.

Online Colorado court records confirm Dietzmann was detained Wednesday on a warrant connected to the speeding charges.

Dietzmann posts YouTube videos under the username Gixxer Brah of himself driving various motorcycles at high speeds on highways across the U.S., frequently speeding through small gaps in traffic, between lanes and on shoulders, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Dietzmann was identified through an investigation coordinated with the Dallas Police Department and El Paso County District Attorney’s Office. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 5, according to court records. The Colorado State Patrol sent out a news release about the case on Jan. 24.

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