Man Tries To Jump Car Over Fort Street Drawbridge While Allegedly High On Whippets - [VIDEO]

Miguel Gomez
Photo credit Detroit Police Department
By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Yee-haw -- Let's gun it!

In the movies that scene would end with the hero sailing over his obstacle -- in this case a bridge -- and landing smugly on the other side. He would smile at the camera, maybe even give a thumbs-up.

In reality, a 26-year-old Allen Park man, identified by police as Miguel Gomez, blew out all four tires and crashed into a gate when he tried to cross the Fort Street drawbridge at about 7 p.m. Wednesday just as it was rising. He allegedly slammed on the accelerator to try to jump the bridge. 

"I looked, I said, 'No he ain’t,' " drawbridge operator Andre Locke said to WDIV-TV. "Over he went, blew out all four of his tires, and then he crashed into the other gate."

WDIV reports the man is under suspicion of driving under the influence of "whippets," which is inhaling the dregs of a whipped cream can to get high off the nitrous oxide

Gomez has been charged with Malicious Destruction of Property - $1,000-$20,000, Reckless Driving and Malicious Destruction of Property – Gate/Fences.*