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Online Prankster Faces Court Over 'Underwater Car' Stunt

An Adelaide prankster who drove a car filled with water before uploading a video of the stunt to Youtube has faced court.

Michael Alexander Philippou posted the clip, which shows him driving while submerged in water, during a heatwave in January 2019.

It was viewed more than a million times and prompted police to later arrest Philippou, who runs the popular RackaRacka YouTube channel with his twin brother, Danny.

The 28-year-old faced Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with offences including driving in a reckless or dangerous manner, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without due care and failing to wear a seatbelt.

In the video, the brothers claimed the stunt involved the "world's first underwater car".

They can be seen driving the car to the Lonsdale Hotel bottle shop drive-through and ordering a beer.