A man in Michigan reportedly drove his car over a drawbridge in a daring act that led to his arrest.
Last Wednesday evening, 26-year-old Miguel Gomez was reported as sitting in his idle vehicle on one side of the Ford Street Bridge in Detroit.
Gomez reportedly awaited the lowering of the drawbridge. In an event fit for a stuntman, he accelerated and careened his car over the gap in the structure before it was closed.
The operator working at the scene reported that he watched the incident in disbelief, and had never before witnessed something that would compare to Gomez’s alleged stunt. When he stated what he saw, the man said that it looked like a scene out of the movie “The Blues Brothers” as the car flew over the Rogue River below the bridge.
When Gomez’s car reached the other side, his tires burst from the impact and his vehicle allegedly slammed into a gate.
The gate, in addition to Gomez’s vehicle, reportedly sustained a great deal of damage.
When the authorities arrived, they reported that they discovered several “whippets” canisters, which are typically used for whipped cream but have also been used to achieve a high when inhaling the gas.
The police, who likened the alleged act to “The Dukes of Hazzard” television show despite Gomez’s lack of the iconic Dodge Charger, took him into custody.
Gomez was booked on a $3,500 bond, and he is facing charges for suspicion of malicious destruction of property in the amount of $1,000-$20,000, reckless driving, and malicious destruction of property involving a gate/fences.
If found guilty of the charges and given the maximum penalty, Gomez could spend 5-years behind bars in addition to paying a fine.
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