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Florida Driver Jumps Over Open Drawbridge

Car Jumping Drawbridge

Police in Daytona Beach, Florida are trying to identify the driver of a vehicle that was captured on video jumping a drawbridge as it was opening earlier this week.

According to Daytona Beach police officers, at about 8 a.m. Monday, a driver broke through a traffic arm before jumping the Main Street Bridge that crosses over the Halifax River.

This was apparently not the first time someone has attempted the same stunt on camera. Last month, during Bike Week, a motorcyclist jumped over the gap in the rising Main Street Bridge.

After the most recent driver’s stunt, bridge workers had to fix two traffic arms. The driver’s windshield was also damaged after breaking through the arms.

“It’s absolutely against the law, that’s why the rails are there,” Florida Safety Council spokesperson Bonnie Frank said. “You’re not just risking yourself, you’re risking all those people that are also on that bridge.”

Investigators are trying to find the driver by searching for the license plate.