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Watch reckless BMW driver, 23, do donuts in a busy car park – with a man on his spinning engine

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THIS is the moment a BMW driver decides to make donuts in a busy parking lot – with a man on his roof.

Callum Richings, 23, was caught on drone footage spinning in large circles very close to bystanders.

Around 150 people watched as a man clung to his life on the roof of the vehicle as smoke billowed from the exhaust.

A hooded man is also seen standing stupidly in the middle of the donut rings, recording ritchings while what appear to be hundreds of tire tracks left in his tracks.

In April this year, Ritchings took his BMW to a car meet at a business park in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Police’s drone unit was in the area when it captured the “shocking” footage – where the vehicle drifted about five feet from onlookers.

Sergeant Will Ayres said: “The drone footage of this incident is really quite shocking.

“Ritchings not only risked someone’s life by performing donuts with a person on the roof of his vehicle, but his driving could so easily have resulted in injury or worse to the crowds that stood and watched nearby.

“Street cops are working with community police teams to identify crime related to these meetings and I would like to particularly thank the drone unit as it was their footage that enabled us to achieve this conviction.

“While we fully recognize that many car enthusiasts wish to legally and peacefully meet with like-minded people at car meets, we also appreciate the disruption these incidents can cause to local communities and we will continue to take proactive steps to to prevent this behavior.”

Ritchings, from Kemble, Gloucestershire, was stopped by officers as he left the industrial estate.

He later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving charges in Swindon Magistrates’ Court in September.

Police said Ritchings was banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to take a retest before he could drive again.

He was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work and paid £180.

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