By on August 20, 2018

A trio of “driving enthusiasts” briefly shut down San Francisco’s Bay Bridge on Sunday morning after they decided it was the perfect place to do donuts. The vehicle’s involved appear to be a MkIII Toyota Supra and a pair of SN-95 Mustangs. According to the California Highway Patrol, the older of the two Mustangs was nabbed while its New Edge kindred escaped with the Supra — probably to get brunch somewhere across town.

Other drivers were also stopped and issued citations for illegal modifications, presumably because the cops couldn’t prove they helped stop traffic so the lead cars could put on a smoke show. 

The SF Chronicle reported that one of the cars became disabled during the hoonage and the driver was subsequently arrested for reckless driving and “exhibition of speed.” That was most likely the driver of the fourth-generation Mustang the CHP posted a photo of being searched on Twitter. The department also posted a video of the bridge-based action, accompanied with the following description:

At 1045 hours video taken by a passerby of vehicles stopping traffic and engaging in side show activity on the #BayBridge. San Francisco CHP units responded and took the driver of one of these vehicles into custody for reckless driving and exhibition of speed.

It was followed up with a warning about the dangers of reckless driving and a thank you to the public “for calling in the crimes witnessed as well as providing us with video evidence to assist with charges filed.”

[Image: California Highway Patrol]

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26 Comments on “Hooning Temporarily Shut Down the Bay Bridge Over the Weekend...”


  • avatar
    Lie2me

    Mustangs… Surprise!

  • avatar
    JimC2

    Yyyyyyes! Social media and the information age works both ways, suckers.

    I hope they make these guys do some community service- something very visible and very humiliating.

    I love the leading photo.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    Back when I was a kid, the Camaro was the choice vehicle of a–holes everywhere. Damn youngsters and your Mustangs.

  • avatar
    Detroit-Iron

    Maybe they were just leaving a “Cars and Coffee” in the middle of the span and the Mustangs just started spinning naturally.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      Tire pressure, blah, blah… No digital gauge, blah

    • 0 avatar
      sgeffe

      I thought that usually, C&C events are earlier in the morning. See my response above: too many people around by probably 8:00am in a major city like SF to try this!

      Besides, I thought the usual behavior of Mustangs (and their drivers) while leaving a C&C is to crash into the first object in their path, NOT doing donuts or spinning like tops!

  • avatar
    30-mile fetch

    Supra and Mustang? Amateurs. Just saw a current-gen 2.5 Altima and Civic 1.5T doing the triple-digit duck-and-weave through freeway traffic yesterday. I was waiting for the carnage, but these guys were just so good at driving like panicked houseflies. We needn’t have worried!

    Cop got the Civic. It was red. The grey Altima was nowhere to be found, talk about a Q-ship.

    • 0 avatar
      sgeffe

      During daylight hours, or at night?

      What is it about Sundays and driving like ucking fidiots?! A couple years ago, my parents and I were headed back to the Toledo area from the Twin Cities on a Sunday evening in September. My Dad was in the center lane of I-80 out in the west suburbs of Chicago heading east, and running with traffic at 75mph, give or take. All of a sudden, my Dad went “Holy…,” and before he could get the rest of the expletive out, two dudes on “crotch rockets” flew past at what had to be a buck-forty, one on each side! Fifteen seconds later, I caught a flash in the passenger mirror, and two more bikes went blasting by, same style! Then not long after, a GTI blew by on the right, just a little slower!

      Like my Dad and I discussed, one wrong move, one weird sewer grate, one pothole, and any of the four bozos on those bikes could have been pancaked against a bridge abutment or shredded against a sewer grate, likely after having a quarter-mile of air time to contemplate the coming end of their lives! (Or they could have launched themselves DIRECTLY into the rear of a preceding semi-trailer, or proceeded to have limbs amputated, if not outright beheaded, from sheer forces of bouncing along the pavement at terminal velocity!)

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    It wouldn’t take *a lot* to get one of those cars to climb right over the side of the bridge.

    Other possible outcomes: strike a pedestrian, strike a nearby car, or ignite a tire fire.

    I’m all for a little fun, but the cops were right to tag ’em.

  • avatar

    It’s San Francisco.
    Put ’em on poop patrol.

  • avatar
    raph

    Dumbasses make a strong case for repurposing A10’s Warthogs for traffic control or at least fitting cars with a remote self destruct device…

  • avatar
    PandaBear

    They probably could get away back in the 90s, before camera phones or youtube or call record were popular.

    Total dumbass for doing it in 2018. They just need to check the phone record and GPS position to nab every, single, one, of, them.

    • 0 avatar
      TwoBelugas

      No they can’t just use phone and gps locationing. The law says unless the police is there physically to verify they are operating the car, they can’t prove it was the driver that was in fact driving and not Big Foot or the abominable snowman. You would be surprised how many times a seemingly slam-dunk reckless driving or DUI turns into no charge filed because no one has a shot of the driver due to tinted windows and windshield.


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