What Not to Do After Buying Your Car

Please refrain from doing doughnuts in a parking lot with live power poles
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2019 1:41 PM CST
Dad Buys Car, Promptly Shows Kids What Not to Do
File photo of Pontiac G8 sedans.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A man in Riverside, Ohio, gave his two children a driving lesson in all the wrong ways. Police say the unidentified man bought a Pontiac G8 and decided to show off for his kids, the oldest one in high school, by doing doughnuts in a Kmart parking lot, reports the Dayton Daily News. At which point, he lost control and struck a live power pole. All three ended up in the hospital, though with non-life threatening injuries, and Dad is being cited for reckless operation. As a post at Auto Blog observes, "this turned out to be a what-not-to-do driving lesson." (Elsewhere, this driver somehow avoided serious injury.)

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