VIDEO: Woman Does Donuts At Intersection, Flips Car, IDs Herself As ‘Faith, Hope And Love’

Woman Does Donuts At Intersection, Flips Car
A woman in Gastonia, N.C., drove in circles around an intersection and struck four vehicles before going down an embankment, taking out a fire hydrant and flipping her car onto its roof. NBC Charlotte/YouTube video screenshot

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GASTONIA, N.C., Oct. 9 (UPI) — North Carolina police said a woman drove donuts in an intersection, struck four vehicles, flipped her car and gave her name as “faith, hope and love.”

Gastonia Police said witnesses reported the woman was driving donuts — tight circles — with her car about 4:25 p.m. Thursday in a busy intersection and the motorist temporarily stopped her vehicle when police arrived.

An officer asked the woman her name, and she replied, “Faith, hope and love,” Gastonia Police Capt. Rodney Aldridge told the Gaston Gazette.

The woman backed into the officer’s car and struck it two more times before continuing to do donuts in the intersection.

Police said the woman struck two civilian cars and a second police cruiser before she drove down a 12-foot embankment, knocked over a fire hydrant and flipped her car onto its roof.

Witness Rhonda Helms said police had to pepper spray the woman to take her into custody. She said the woman appeared to be singing, “Jesus loves the little children of the world,” as she got out of her car.

Police said the woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Helms’ son-in-law, Chad McGaha, captured video of the incident Thursday.

McGaha told WCNC-TV the incident lasted for about 10 to 15 minutes.


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