After a car crash in Inwood Hill Park in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, a suspected drunken driver had a good laugh with his friends after surveying the wreckage of his ride and then went to a bar and ordered a beer.
Dexter Stroude crashed his 2014 Ford Mustang into a boulder at the park's entrance near Indian Road after blowing through a series of stop signs.
"It was obvious that there was going to be no time to stop," said witness Scott Bintner. "It was just a matter of when they would try to stop and how bad it was going to be."
After the crash, witnesses say that Stroude and two buddies got out of the car and began laughing.
"They were laughing, with no real concern to their safety," said Cole Thompson. In a video shot by Thompson, one of the passengers can be heard saying "That's a beautiful wreck."
Prior to the 35-year-old being arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, Stroude and one of the passengers went across the street to the Indian Road Café for a drink.
"I told them there was a cafe where they could warm up and they said: 'Do you think we can get a beer in there?'" Thompson said.
"They certainly came in and asked for a beer. I heard that," Bintner said.
Bartenders at the establishment only served up water.