The sound of tires spinning on blacktop led Madera Police Officer Jaron McAlister to a motorist with open alcohol containers nearby and a suspended license.
Madera Officer Michael Powell arrested suspect Edgar Cortez on Monday “for driving nearly two times over the legal limit of 0.08 percent,” said Cpl. Josh Chavez.
A video, posted online by police, appears to show a black Mustang driven by Cortez “spinning donuts” in the intersection of D and Rush streets while nighttime traffic approaches.
“Operating a vehicle is dangerous in and of itself; adding alcohol makes for a potential deadly situation,” Chavez said.
The video can be viewed on Facebook at https://goo.gl/JxlS1L