Caught on Camera: Car leaps drawbridge

Police: “It was suspected the guy was messing with his GPS”

(WPTV) – 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, and it was suspected the guy was messing with his GPS.”

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