Allen Park man facing property destruction charges for allegedly jumping rising drawbridge

Posted at 3:19 PM, Sep 18, 2020

(WXYZ) — A 26-year-old Allen Park man has been charged for allegedly jumping a drawbridge as it was rising up on Fort Street on Wednesday night.

Man arrested for jumping drawbridge in southwest Detroit as it was rising

Miguel Gomez was reportedly driving a Dodge sedan when he allegedly crossed the drawbridge as it was going up. He reportedly struck and drove through the bridge's security gate at a high rate of speed and the vehicle went airborne before landing on the other side of the bridge.

Prosecutors say Gomez was arrested at the scene.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said, “These pandemic times have seemingly brought out the worst in many Michigan drivers. The rules of the road the same and there is no place for drivers who refuse to follow them and instead try alleged stunts like this.”

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