May 7, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT
Who among us hasn’t wanted to feel what it’s like to race around a NASCAR track by doing laps on a horse track in a pickup truck in the middle of the night? Let him cast the first stone.
Security guards at the Zia Park Casino called police after 1 a.m. on Friday to report a man was racing his pickup truck around their horse race track. Soon a police car gave chase on the track, but the man wouldn’t stop — so they had to set up a barrier to end his joy ride.
Police spent nearly 10 minutes talking McDonald out of his truck. Officers on scene said he was too drunk to perform a field sobriety test so they just loaded him in a patrol car.
McDonald then passed out in the back and he was taken to the hospital.
“If he passed out in the back of officer’s vehicle, he could have passed out while he was driving down the road,” said Stone. “We’re just glad that he didn’t make it out onto the highway.”
McDonald is facing several charges including DWI, resisting an officer, concealing identity, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property.
The casino estimates the damage McDonald caused to be nearly $40,000. That includes a broken gate and barrier, a timing cable and damage to the clay surface of the racetrack.
A few hours later at Churchill Downs, a horse named I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby. Well played, Mayans.
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