Mustang doing donuts blocks busy Florida bridge

By Ben Hooper
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May 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a sports car driver engaged in "completely unlawful behavior" when he blocked a bridge by doing donuts in the roadway.

A video captured on the Southeast 17th Street bridge in Fort Lauderdale shows the Ford Mustang spinning in tight circles and shooting off smoke from its burning tires.


Police said the bridge was cleared by the time they arrived, but a man driving what police believe to be the same car was cited for reckless driving a short time later when officers witnessed him performing a similar stunt.

Other videos of the bridge incident were posted to the Instagram account of Street Life Car Club, which has since been switched to private.

"It's completely unlawful behavior," Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione told WPLG-TV. "It endangers the lives of the people engaging in that type of lawlessness, as well as the lives of the folks around them."

Maglione said the cited driver could face additional charges if police can prove he was behind the wheel in the bridge video.

"We are looking into establishing the identity of the driver that was in the video, and if we can put that individual behind the wheel, we will still prosecute that individual to the full extent of the law," Maglione said.


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