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Published on January 09, 2024
San Francisco Man Arrested for DUI After Performing "Doughnuts" Near Colma Police DepartmentSource: Google Street View

A daring display of vehicular hijinks right outside the Colma Police Department landed a San Francisco man in hot water over the weekend. According to the Colma Police Department, officers had their Saturday night patrol interrupted by the sound of screeching tires and discovered a man spinning "doughnuts" in a nearby parking lot.

The incident, which occurred in the 1200 block of El Camino Real, quickly escalated as Colma's finest observed the driver attempt to ditch his position behind the wheel, and a beer bottle, as police approached. Despite his efforts to switch to the passenger seat, officers weren't fooled. The man, a 28-year-old San Francisco native, owned up to his misadventure, admitting he was the one pulling the reckless stunt, the department described on social media.

It wasn't just the tire marks left swirling on the pavement that gave him away; the man emitted what officers described as the "distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage." His physical demeanor also betrayed signs of intoxication, and unsurprisingly, he was arrested for driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Following a night of ill-advised antics, his vehicle was impounded, and he instead was sent packing to a sobering facility. He was cited and released, with the tale of his escapade earning a spot in this week's misdemeanor Monday roundup showcased by the Colma Police.