A Chevy Camaro driver was arrested by police in Antioch, California after he was caught on surveillance video crashing the sports car into a lamp post.
According to San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX, Antioch Police received a call on Tuesday about a white Chevy Camaro that had crashed into a lamp post after doing donuts in the parking lot of a local marina. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a white fifth-generation Chevy Camaro V6 with significant front-end damage that had been nosed into a lamp post. As officers approached the vehicle, the sole 30-year old occupant attempted to flee the scene, but they were quickly apprehended and slapped with a litany of charges.
Antioch Police shared surveillance video of the crash to its Instagram page this week. The 32-second clip shows the driver performing some rather sketchy-looking donuts before losing control of the vehicle and hitting the post. Photos of the accident scene show the Camaro with significant front passenger-side damage, with the concrete base of the post protruding well into the vehicle’s front right quarter panel.
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The driver of the Camaro was charged for reckless driving and had their vehicle impounded for 30-days – although police note the car was damaged badly enough where the owner wouldn’t have been able to continue driving it anyways. Police also pointed out that sideshows, in which one or multiple cars engage in burnouts and other reckless driving behaviors, are becoming a growing problem in the Bay Area – so this driver was never going to be let off easy.
“Sideshows are extremely dangerous and affect every driver on the road,” Antioch Police said in the social media post. “We all share the road together and have an obligation to each other to drive responsibly.”