Police: Man caused $14K damage by doing doughnuts

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.



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BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.

Police say 35-year-old Brett Whitmire's truck kicked up damaging stones as it spun in a tight circle in the parking lot of the Beer Garden in Washington Township on Aug. 18.

Butler County prosecutors tell the Butler Eagle (http://bit.ly/1wHRwzu ) they're willing to drop a felony criminal mischief charge if Whitmire, of Butler, pays for the damage.

Whitmire was arraigned by video Tuesday as he's in a state prison on a parole violation. His attorney called the incident a "mistake." He says criminal mischief requires prosecutors to prove the damage was intentional, not just an accident.

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Information from: Butler Eagle, http://www.butlereagle.com

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