Man does a ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ over Fort Street bridge, survives uninjured but is arrested
A Michigan man was arrested Wednesday night after apparently jumping a Detroit drawbridge in “Dukes of Hazzard” fashion, according to multiple reports.
The Allen Park driver, 26, was behind the wheel of a Dodge sedan when he accelerated and attempted to cross the Fort Street bascule bridge around 7 p.m. on Wednesday — as it was rising.
“I looked, I said, ‘No he ain’t,’” drawbridge operator Andre Locke told Detroit’s WDIV-TV. “Over he went, blew out all four of his tires, and then he crashed into the other gate.”
Detroit police mentioned the incident as something from “Dukes of Hazzard” when dispatching the call, while Locke said it was more like the 1980s comedy “The Blues Brothers,” according to the station.
Police said the driver miraculously made it to the other side of the bridge without injury.
They didn’t know why the man tried the jump.
The charges brought against him haven’t been made public yet
Still, it wasn’t exactly like in the ’80s action-comedy show, in which the two good ol’ boy cousins running moonshine made gravity-defying jumps in their 1969 Dodge Charger to get away from Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.