A man put on quite a show doing rapid donut maneuvers in West Midtown on August 20. While in his black pickup truck, he performed burnouts and donuts at the intersection of Northside Drive NW and 17th Street. 

It was an appealing show, as many people started to gather at this location. The crowd became so large that traffic was eventually blocked from passing. Unfortunately, a spectator was hit by the truck performing the burnouts and donuts and was said to have suffered an injury. The extent of the ailment is not known at this time.

Enough was enough for the authorities as a Georgia state trooper arrived at the scene to break up the performance. The man in the black pickup truck started to speed away from the trooper but was eventually cut off by the trooper’s vehicle.

Charges and arrest

With his weapon drawn, the trooper approached the man inside the vehicle and dragged him out of the car before placing him in handcuffs.

The driver has since been identified as 20-year-old Kevin Alves Da Saliva of Marietta. Georgia State Patrol said he was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, hit and run, and serious injury by a motor vehicle.

It might seem neat to watch or try to perform complex stunts in a car to garner attention, but they can be very dangerous in an enclosed area of the city. 

Rafi Law Firm can be reached at (404) 800-9933 if anyone in the community needs legal assistance after a car accident.

If you have been injured by another party and need representation by a legal team that will fight hard for you, call Rafi Law Firm today for a free consultation at 404-800-9933.