YouTuber fined $53K for tearing up a creek with his big truck

Michael Hyssong, a car enthusiast who goes by Street Speed 717 on YouTube,  was charged with "18 criminal counts, including disturbance of waterways and watersheds, misuse of property and waters and littering and polluting waters," when he drove his truck over a creek in rural Pennsylvania, according to Road and Track.

From The New York Daily Record:

On Tuesday, Hyssong was in York County Court, where he was accepted into the ARD program. If he completes the terms of the program within a year, his record will be wiped clean. He was also ordered to pay $53,000 in restitution — which has already been paid — to repair the damage to the creek. 

"I had no idea it was illegal to drive through a creek," Hyssong said. "I'm an outdoors guy. I hike and I've never even littered in my life. I'm not the type to destroy natural resources." 

He said six or seven others were also at the event, but he was the only one charged, saying he was "an easy target." 

His lawyer, Brian Perry — who, incidentally, represented Bill Cosby in his successful appeal of a rape conviction — said, "He's looking forward to putting this behind him."