Video: Drivers Do Donuts in Front of Detroit Police at Intersection

Dec. 6, 2022
Detroit police are looking for suspects who performed street stunts in front of at least one officer and lighted a circle of gasoline on fire in the middle of a busy intersection.

By Louis Aguilar

Source The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking the drivers and others involved in doing donuts and drifting at the intersection of Seven Mile and Greenfield roads early Monday.

A video circulating on social media shows at least one Detroit police squad car was at the scene on the city's west side as two cars drifted and did donuts at the intersection around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Someone also spread gasoline and lighted a circle of fire in the center of the intersection.

The cars shown in the videos include a white Dodge Charger and a yellow Ford Mustang. Police didn't intervene in order to avoid any accidents or other damage, according to a Detroit Police Department statement Monday evening. The intersection was cleared within minutes, according to police.

When Detroit police Chief James White took command in 2021, he said he would crack down on drag racing and drifting, in which drivers do burnouts, spinouts or donuts. The activities, police said last summer, were too dangerous to be considered mere traffic offenses.

Detroit police said in June the department had spent more than $1 million in overtime in the past two years on drifting and drag racing enforcement details. The crackdown came as several people were injured or killed linked to the activities.


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