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Driver doing donuts, burnouts hits onlookers as he tries escaping from cop; officer soon introduces punk's face to surface of street

Image source: YouTube screenshot

A pickup truck driver was caught on video doing donuts and burnouts in the middle of an Atlanta intersection Sunday before he barreled into onlookers in an attempt to escape from a Georgia State Patrol trooper, WXIA-TV reported.

Soon it all came to a crashing halt for the driver.

What are the details?

Cellphone videos recorded the driver of a black pickup blocking traffic at the intersection of Northside Drive NW and 17th Street while engaging in dangerous moves with a hefty crowd gathered to watch, the station said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

As a trooper appeared in the video frame, the driver had a sudden change of plans and tried to get away, and the onlookers took off running. The driver of the Ford F-150 "fled through the crowd striking several pedestrians, one of which suffered an injury," the GSP told WXIA.

But the trooper chased down the driver and pulled a PIT maneuver on him, bringing the truck to a stop, the station said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

The trooper then exited the patrol car with his gun drawn, and — taking a modified page from a "Starsky & Hutch" script — hopped atop the hood of the patrol car and pulled out the driver, who was holding his hands up.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

The trooper then handcuffed the driver, who was soon lying face-down on the street.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

The GSP said the "felony stop" resulted in the driver being "taken into custody," WXIA reported.

WAGA-TV said authorities have not released the identity of the driver.

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Anything else?

“We have to balance the need for getting people stopped versus the danger it’s posing to the public," GSP Captain Michael Burns told WANF-TV. "Somebody who’s going to do donuts at 7:30 on a Sunday in heavy traffic obviously doesn’t care about anyone else’s safety."

Here's a second video of what went down. Content warning: Language:

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