HANFORD — A 62-year-old man was arrested Friday after spinning doughnuts in his pickup truck while allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

Hanford Police said after the driver, identified as Reed Dawson, left the scene and as officers attempted to pull him over, he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree.

The incident started around 10:45 a.m. Friday, when Hanford police officers said they observed a GMC pickup truck driving erratically at the intersection of Center and Irwin streets.

Officials said the truck was observed spinning in circles at a high rate of speed while its tires squealed.

Officers attempted to pull over the truck as it left the area, police said. The GMC then lost control while traveling westbound on Central Street, causing it to run into a tree.

Police said after the truck crashed into the tree, Dawson got out and complied with officers’ commands.

During the investigation, police said they determined that Dawson was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Authorities said Dawson was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of reckless driving and driving under the influence of a drug.

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