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Illegal 'sideshow' on Bay Bridge leads to arrests in front of CHP office with officers waiting

Los Angeles Times

An impromptu weekend "sideshow" involving three high-octane sports cars on the Bay Bridge went sideways for two of the drivers after a witness notified the California Highway Patrol, which was waiting for the cars when they drove into San Francisco, authorities said. About 3:30 p.m. Sunday two Ford Mustangs, one white and one black, and a Chevy Camaro blocked traffic on the westbound side of the Bay Bridge west of Yerba Buena Island before the black Mustang drove ahead and then began doing "doughnuts" on the middle of the highway, said CHP officer Vu Williams. A witness recorded the illegal driving on his phone and posted it on Instagram, authorities said. Traffic approaching San Francisco's Bay Bridge was backed up for miles Sunday afternoon when a group of renegade motorists in souped-up cars blocked off all the eastbound lanes and spun their tires and burned rubber "doughnuts" on the structure's deck. Traffic approaching San Francisco's Bay Bridge was backed up for miles Sunday afternoon when a group of renegade motorists in souped-up cars blocked off all the eastbound lanes and spun their tires and burned rubber "doughnuts" on the structure's deck.


Officer Injured by Driver as He Tries to Break up Gathering

U.S. News

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the officer was struck Sunday in Richmond after he and other officers arrive at an intersection where people were gathered to see cars spinning doughnuts and peeling out.


Wheelman in epic L.A. car chase that involved TMZ bus is sentenced to two years in prison

Los Angeles Times

The military-trained driver who led Los Angeles police on a dramatic chase that included doughnuts on a freeway overpass and an almost Hollywood-scripted collision with a TMZ tour bus was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday, prosecutors said. Herschel Reynolds, 20, was sentenced after pleading no-contest to charges of burglary and fleeing from police while driving recklessly, according to a statement issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Reynolds' passenger, Isaiah Dewayne Young, 19, pleaded guilty to the same charges and received the same sentence, according to the statement. Reynolds and Young were charged with breaking into a home in Cerritos on April 7, before leading police on a two-hour chase that seemed bent on completing a bingo card filled with quintessentially -- and in some cases, stereotypically -- L.A. things and places. The pair sped across the city in a rented convertible, top down, weaving down the Walk of Fame and performing doughnuts on Hollywood Boulevard.


Don't be alarmed: Emergency drills scheduled at LAX and the Rose Bowl

Los Angeles Times

There will be emergency drills at Los Angeles International Airport and the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. About 150 volunteers, some in makeup that will resemble injuries, will participate in a simulated airline accident at LAX starting at 10:15 a.m. About 500 emergency response personnel from 20 departments, including Los Angeles police and fire personnel and the American Red Cross, will respond. The drill is held every three years to test the airport's emergency response system. It will end around noon and will not affect any flights.


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Los Angeles Times

A driver who was arrested after allegedly doing "doughnuts" on the Bay Bridge while other drivers blocked traffic was charged with street racing Thursday and pleaded not guilty, officials said. Moises Rosales, 20, of San Leandro, was charged with misdemeanor street racing, exhibition of speed, reckless driving and two infractions connected to the black Ford Mustang he allegedly whipped across westbound lanes on the bridge over the weekend. About 3:30 p.m. Sunday, two Ford Mustangs, one white and one black, and a Chevy Camaro blocked traffic on the westbound side of the Bay Bridge west of Yerba Buena Island before the black Mustang drove ahead and then began doing "doughnuts" on the middle of the highway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Vu Williams. The driver of the white Mustang was cited for speeding but the driver of the black Mustang -- since identified as Rosales -- was arrested, Williams said.