A viral video shows a Florida driver breaking through a traffic barrier to jump their SUV over a rising drawbridge.
The incident on Monday in Daytona Beach was caught on a security camera as the person in the gray SUV ran through the first traffic arm, jumped the bridge and then hit the second traffic arm on the other side.
Daytona Beach Police are searching for the person who drove through a drawbridge crossing arm and jumped the bridge as it was rising into the air.— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 15, 2021
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"It’s absolutely against the law, that’s why the rails are there," said Florida Safety Council spokesperson Bonnie Frank, according to a local news outlet.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told The Hill that a male suspect has been identified.
Formal charges are coming within the next couple of days as the man is facing leaving the scene of an accident with property damage for crashing through safety railing, Young said.
This is not the first time someone has hopped the bridge in Daytona.
A motorcyclist jumped the bridge during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week in March.
“This is the Main Street draw bridge. The Bike Week “shenanigans” have officially commenced! Folks, please be safe and be smarter than this guy!” Young said at the time.
This is the Main Street draw bridge. The Bike Week “shenanigans” have officially commenced! Folks, please be safe and be smarter than this guy! pic.twitter.com/KGBuPDQfw9— Chief Jakari Young (@ChiefJakari) March 5, 2021
It is unclear why the driver of the SUV decided to pull the stunt.
Updated 2:33 p.m.