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Woman charged after parking escapade becomes viral sensation

Charges have been laid against the 62-year-old woman who became a viral sensation after video of her painfully bad parking job made it onto YouTube.

In the video, captured by a surveillance camera, the woman's black BMW SUV is seen pulling into the parking lot of an Extreme Fitness location in Thornhill, Ont., north of Toronto. The car swings around into a parking spot, then suddenly accelerates, lurching forward and driving up onto the hoods of two parked cars in front of it.

It slowly backs off the crushed cars, pauses, then slinks away out of the camera's view.

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The driver's face and license plate are not visible in the footage.

Tripta Kaushal, from Richmond Hill, has been charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

She was identified when an Extreme Fitness staff member, whose own car had been crushed in the Oct. 22 incident, spotted a similar-looking SUV in the parking lot again Wednesday morning and called police.

Ms. Kaushal, who is a member of the fitness club, is expected in a Newmarket courtroom on Dec. 1.

The YouTube video, which was posted a day after the incident and named the Worst Parking Job Ever! has averaged almost one million views to date.

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