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Police Looking For Driver Who Smashed Through Barriers To Jump Drawbridge

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Police Looking For Driver Who Smashed Through Barriers To Jump Drawbridge

Police are on the lookout for a driver who jumped across a drawbridge as it was rising.

Watch footage of the reckless feat below:

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The driver of the vehicle was spotted crashing through a barrier before taking off, leaping from one side of the bridge in Daytona, Florida, to the other.

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In footage captured from a traffic camera last Monday (12 April), the SUV can be seen rising in the air for a brief moment before landing on the other side of the bridge and speeding off.

According to reports, police believe they have identified the driver and it's expected that he will face charges.

But while the cops might want to have a word with the wacky racer, people who've seen the footage online were just impressed.

Commenting on a post of a news report, one user said: "There's not a single person alive that's seen a car and a drawbridge and not wanted to do this."

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Another chimed in: "Your honour, you gotta admit it was sick as hell."

A third joked: "Closing argument: 'Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, as the footage shows my client is completely and utterly guilty... of nothing more than being rad as hell.'"

While another added: "Judge: 'How does the jury find the defendant?' Jury: 'Your honour, we find the defendant guilty on one count of being too f*n sick.'"

This isn't the first time that someone has taken their life in their hands traversing this particular bridge, though.

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Credit: Daytona Beach Police
Credit: Daytona Beach Police

Just a month ago, a bike decided to take a leap of faith when they flew over the bridge as it was rising, again making it to the other side.

It's safe to say police in the US deal with a variety of bizarre traffic offences.

Last year, cops in Utah pulled over a vehicle only to find a five-year-old boy behind the wheel, who then told them that he was just on his way to pick up a Lamborghini. As you do.

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A Utah Highway Patrol officer said he decided to stop the car on the southbound 15 Freeway after thinking the driver may have been drunk or experiencing some sort of medical emergency, but was shocked to see a youngster in the driving seat.

The trooper told a news conference: "I hit my siren and the car did immediately pull over the left. I approached the vehicle and I was expecting to find somebody who needed an ambulance or paramedics.

"And it was pretty clear when the window came down that it was a young, very underage driver."

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The kid, who was sat right on the very edge of the seat so his little legs could reach the pedals, began to cry when he saw the cop.

In footage caught by a dashcam, Trooper Rick Morgan can be seen asking: "How old are you? You're five years old? Wow... Where did you learn to drive a car?"

Featured Image Credit: Daytona Beach Police

Topics: Viral, Police, Florida, Driver, US News, crime, Twitter, Car, Weird

Dominic Smithers
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