A 17-year-old was arrested for reckless driving after spinning donuts at a Richmond intersection before crashing during an attempt to flee police, according to the Richmond Police Department.
The incident unfolded about 10:50 p.m. on May 19, when a patrolling officer spotted a red Ford Mustang spinning donuts at the intersection of 24th Street and Humphrey Avenue.
“The officer also saw thick white smoke billowing from the tires from blocks away,” Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.
While the officer turned on his red and blue lights upon arriving at the intersection, the Mustang continued to be driven recklessly.
“Moments later, through the cloud of heavy white smoke from the tires, the driver finally saw the red and blue lights on the police car and decided to flee,” Tan said.
The vehicle drove west on Humphrey Avenue at a high rate of speed. The car ran a stop sign at 23rd, continued north into heavy traffic and, after turning left onto Dunn Avenue, struck the curb and a parked car due to his speed, police said.
While the driver the officer attempted to escape on foot, assisting officers arrived to help take him into custody.
The 17 year old driver was arrested for reckless driving and the red Ford Mustang was impounded.