We all feel the urge to pull a big, billowy donut in the middle of the street every once in a while but luckily our inner-child is strangled into submission by our conscience. Hefty fines and the possibility of losing your license? No, thank you.
Sure, some people get away with it. But others, but a 25 year-old driver of Millersville, Maryland, probably wish that they could take the Doc’s DeLorean up to 88mph and travel back in time. Because penalties.
The driver was piloting a Corvette when he decided to pull a donut and a burnout on Coast Highway on May 16 during the OC Cruisin’ event and police soon put the pieces together and charged him with nearly $1,000 in fines after a video of the tire-smoking action popped up online. OC’s rozzers also used tips from citizens to help identify the driver.
With some crowd-sourced detective work done, the cops charged the driver with numerous offenses including operating a motor vehicle in a manner intended to cause skidding, and operating a motor vehicle in a manner intended to cause excessive noise.
Huntsman was stopped in the area on May 30 for a different traffic violation and that’s when policed slipped him with the citation for his previous highway antics.
The three takeaways here are 1) don’t film super illegal stuff and post it on YouTube because there’s a chance you could get caught, and 2) find a track if you truly feel the urge to melt some rubber. 3) As a petrolhead, excessive skidding and noise violations are like badges of honor– you’d might as well wear them with pride.