PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Largo man who they say raced through a neighborhood before losing control and hitting a resident’s mailbox.
An arrest affidavit said that around 5:27 p.m., Isaiah Matthew Fields, 21, was racing in a 20-mph zone on Owen Drive in a neighborhood alongside a friend of his. However, when he hit a dip marked by a 15-mph suggested speed limit sign, Fields lost control and swerved wildly through the neighborhood.
Surveillance video provided by the Florida Highway Patrol shows Fields’ car go into someone’s yard and plow through a mailbox and a young tree. Olev Isak told 8 On Your Side he saw the race from inside of his home. “This could’ve been a whole lot worse.” He said he’s never seen people race in the neighborhood before.
Fields was arrested shortly after on a charge of reckless driving and a charge of racing on highway.