Car drives backwards on busy road

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LOS ANGELES - A driver caught on camera going backwards down one of LA's busiest roads for several minutes!

Now, Los Angeles police are investigating.

Peter Daut has the dramatic video.

"Amazing!  Amazing guys!"

You’re looking at what the LAPD is calling some of the most reckless driving investigators have ever seen!

"Wow dude!"

Cellphone video showing a car going 'backwards', all the way down Laurel Canyon Boulevard!

Listen to reaction from a stunned witness.. Who recorded what he could barely believe was happening:

"This guy's going backwards on oncoming traffic! Amazing!"

The driver of the Audi. Staying in reverse for several minutes and along windy turns.


At one point the car appears to almost hit a pedestrian!

Several times the Audi crosses the double-yellow lines. Narrowly missing oncoming traffic.

"Only in LA!"

Watch what happens when the car eventually approaches busy Hollywood boulevard:

"Wow! Look what he's doing! Look what he's doing!"

Still in reverse. The driver moves around other vehicles. And into the left turn lane.

(Kevin Zanazanian/Witness) "Definitely was a shocker for me."

Kevin Zanazanian recorded the video on his cellphone.

The realtor says he first noticed the Audi around 4-45 Thursday afternoon near Mulholland.

He says there were two people in the car. A man behind the wheel. And a woman in the passenger seat.

(Kevin Zanazanian/Witness) "It was definitely like a movie, and I think either this individual had an argument or a fight or something or just possibly wanted to be a cool guy."

We showed the video to LADP investigators. Who say the driver could be arrested for numerous charges.

(Sgt. Tito Mariano/LAPD) "Reckless driving, unsafe speed, crossing double yellow lines, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway."

And given the numerous close calls, police say it's incredible no one was hurt.

(Sgt. Tito Mariano/LAPD) "Imagine if it was you or your family member driving and getting struck by someone doing something irresponsible."

Since the car had dealer plates, police plan to contact the dealership to track down the driver.

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