Caught on Camera: Car jumps open drawbridge in Florida

Jun 30, 2015 12:07 PM by News Staff

You've seen video of drivers attempting to beat trains, now there's a video of a driver trying to beat a drawbridge.

Multiple cameras on the Flagler Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida captured a driver, identified as 29-year-old James Montano, jumping the bridge as it was going up. Police say the jump was not the act of a daredevil, but more likely distracted driving.

"Basically it was a distracted driver incident," explained Officer Philip Salm with the Palm Beach Police Department, "the individual was coming back towards West Palm and didn't see the bridge arms coming down, it was suspected the guy was messing with his GPS."

Read more from KNVN affiliate WPTV here.

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