Skip to comments.Man Arrested, Accused Of Doing Doughnuts In Snow
Posted on 01/14/2012 11:12:04 PM PST by Morgana
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville man was arrested Thursday night accused of doing doughnuts in his car at a park.
Louisville Metro Police said 22-year-old Tony Fey was at Riverview Park off of Greenwood Road doing doughnuts in the snow.
Police said the park has three signs reading "No Trespassing After Dark."
Fey was charged with criminal trespassing and reckless driving.
Sounds like a dangerous way to learn. Not that there is a safe way.
I STILL do that - although I go down to the local school’s parking lot. With my younger kids in the back seat. Sadly we are having a rare snow this weekend and my son (6 months driving) is out of town.
I remember MY old man taking me to the parking lot on snowy days and setting up cones and making me run the course. The first drive through was at “normal” speeds just so I could see what would happen when you put on the brakes. (Or should I say - to see what WON’T happen!)
Out there when folks would hear of a bad accident on the highway where cars went out of control due to ice and snow, the first thing locals would ask is "Were they from around here?" because only out-of-towners had trouble driving on the ice.
I did the same with my kids when they were younger.
Better to practice in a safe environment than on the roads.
Donuts in the park, after dark.
I could write a poem. Anybody know ‘em?
You must have some other source than this article. What it shows above, is all it says.
Maybe someone familiar with the lot can describe it. If there was a chance that the donutting car could run into things like lamp posts, parked cars, or people, it’s understandable how the gendarmes might take umbrage.
Certainly beats doing donuts at highway speed on the interstate, towards on-coming traffic because he didn’t know how to handle an encounter with black ice.
Try it on a Harley.
My dad taught me how to drive using all sorts of unorthodox methods.
He also was a *huge* fan of The Dukes Of Hazzard.
For some reason, nobody ever calls shotgun if ~I’m~ driving.
[Darn...I really miss my Porsche...they’re a lot more “off road versatile” than you’d imagine]
I wish every new driver had the opportunity to learn before being put into weather situations that can catch them by suprise. Not jumping any creeks or catapulting over cars, but just basic road hazards would save alot of grief. Cops should give this one a pass...No harm, no foul.
If he was doing doughnuts on the grass in the park, then yeah there is damage and he should be charged accordingly. If just in a parking lot, no big deal. The article doesn’t say one way or another.
At best a “community service” fine.
Was he in the parking lot? It doesnt say it. If he was on the grass and tearing gashes all over the lawn doing it... well then yeah appropriate.
I live in W.MD where there’s no such thing as a “straight, level road” and winters in these mountains are lethal *if* you don’t already know how *not* to die the first time you get behind the wheel of a car.
The mountains are killers even on warm, summer days so there’s never a good time to “relax and enjoy the drive”.
Not only can the curves take you out but whatever might be in the road on the other side of that blind curve could send you to your maker, as well.
Most of our traffic fatalities are “outlanders” passing through, rest their souls.
HS driver’s ed taught me the basic stuff but dad taught me to survive the “3Ws” “Weather, Wildlife, Whatever”.
[and crick jumpin’s fun...don’t knock it]...LOL
I agree about the pass.
-Every- time we leave the house in the winter ~or~ there’s been *any* kind of precip, hubby ‘checks the road’ on the deserted straightaway down from our lane.
Then we go on, knowing whether there’s black ice, oily rain slicks, overheated slippery macadam, ‘touchy brakes’ and everything in between.
[I just wish he’d warn me he’s about to “test” more often]....LOL
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