Man accused of donut stunt on I-94 in Detroit arraigned on charges
Devin Cronk charged with two misdemeanors
DETROIT – An Allen Park man was arraigned Tuesday on charges in connection with a donut stunt that blocked traffic on I-94 last month.
Devin Ray Cronk, 22, turned himself in on Jan. 2. He was charged with reckless driving and disturbing the peace -- both misdemeanors.
Cronk pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace Thursday at his probable cause conference. The reckless driving charge was dismissed.
He received a $100 cash bond.
Video was captured of an orange Chevrolet Camaro doing donuts in the middle of westbound I-94 on Dec. 22 in Detroit while traffic was blocked and a group of people got dangerously close to the car to record the stunt.
The Camaro was doing donuts in the middle of I-94 in Detroit, blocking traffic.
The stunt went on for about 10-15 minutes over about a half-mile stretch of the freeway, officials said.
License plates were covered in the video with an explicit message for Detroit police, something Chief James Craig is taking serious offense too.
“We want it to stop," Craig said. “Do know we will be investigating. We do have a plan for you, so you can go ahead and cover your license plates and use the expletive for what you refer to DPD, we are going to come after you. That is a promise I am making.”
Craig said the department has good leads to the people who may have been involved.
Police arrested Tommie Mahone and charged him last month with a felony because he was a passenger in a car that hit a pedestrian during a similar incident.
If the I-94 video sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same kind of stunt video released this past summer with footage recorded on the Lodge Freeway. The “We on the Lodge wit it” video blew up on social media, and so is this new I-94 stunt video. It was posted to Instagram and Facebook.
Watch the video here (there is explicit language):
Craig was enraged by the Lodge Freeway video in the summer.
“We are not going to tolerate this blatant disregard for public safety in our city," he said. “The bottom line is we will find you, and when we do, we will deal with you.”
There was an arrest made at the time. However, no charges ever were issued.
No injuries were reported during either incident.
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