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Reckless Driver Keeps Drifting Through Lincoln Square At 4 A.M.: ‘A**hole’ Must Be Stopped, Woman Says

Video captured by one neighbor shows the car attempting to "drift" the curve at Leland and Lincoln avenues over and over again. And loudly.

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LINCOLN SQUARE — A lapping car with a loud exhaust pipe is waking up residents in Lincoln Square, leading one neighbor to call the police.

At 4 a.m. Friday, Sarita Heer said she was woken up by the sedan as it blew past stop signs attempting to “Tokyo drift” through the curve at Leland and Lincoln avenues near the Lincoln Square arches.

This isn’t the first time the car has done this either, Heer said.

“This is the fourth time I have heard and seen this a**hole,” Heer said in a Facebook post. 

At 3:16 a.m. Jan. 4, Heer called 911 to report the sedan blasting through the intersection. But by the time police arrived, the car was gone, she told Block Club. 

Officers arrived on the scene but no report was filed, confirmed Officer Kellie Bartoli, a police spokesperson.

The driver typically shows up between 3:45 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., but not every day, Heer said.

On Friday, Heer recorded video of the car again trying to drift through the intersection and posted it online hoping to shame the driver into stopping.

In the two-minute video, the sedan is seen traveling northwest and drifts past the stop signs at Lincoln and Leland. A semi-truck passes by the sedan traveling in the opposite direction. Right before they pass each other, the sedan is partially in the oncoming traffic lane. 

After passing the semi-truck, the sedan does a u-turn on Leland, just before Western, and again drifts through the intersection, now headed southeast, without stopping at the stop signs. 

The video shows the sedan doing two more u-turns in order to drift through the intersection at Leland and Lincoln before it heads south on Western Avenue. 

“His reckless driving is tame in this video. He usually is heading up Lincoln to Western and before he hits Western he would turn the wheel of the car so that his car would do at least one 360, maybe two,” Heer said.

Neighbors concerned about a specific problem or area in their neighborhood are urged to attend a CAPS meeting and meet with officers, Bartoli said.