California police look for ‘idiots’ who shut down busy highway by driving in circles

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, January 28, 2013 17:37 EDT
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The California Highway Patrol hopes to locate a group of drivers who briefly shut down the I-880 near Oakland by doing donuts in the middle of the highway.

A YouTube video entitled “Idiots start drifting in the middle of the highway” showed about half a dozen tuned cars driving in circles and peeling out as traffic piled up behind them.

The stunt began at around 4 p.m. on Saturday and lasted for a few minutes. An unidentified man started shouting “Five-O” as police arrived and the cars all sped off.

“It was like something out of a video game,” CHP spokeswoman Diana McDermott said Monday. “It is extremely reckless driving. In no way are our freeway systems designed for this.”

Sgt. Rob Barrera told the Associated Press he was confident the drivers will be caught.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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