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A driver's ed teacher in South Charleston, West Virginia was arrested after instructing a student to do donuts because he thought she needed to learn how to drive in off-road conditions.

Police told WCHS that the instructor, Edwin Anderson, had the teen drive into a grass field where she could take some "quick turns" in between several power poles in order to simulate driving a Humvee in the military, which she was planning to join.

A witness who was in the car said that Anderson should not be charged with a crime.

"I don't see what the problem is, really," James Caraballo told WCHS. "They are trying to say he was contributing to the delinquency, but he was trying to teach them how to survive in case of danger."

Anderson was charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and destruction of property. Check out the video from Fox & Friends above for the full story.

What do you think? Should Anderson have been arrested?


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      jgesselberty
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gee. Might have been more productive to teach her how to drive while texting.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok, they teach this type of maneuvering at some driving schools back when my own son was learning. He was taught donuts, skids, etc by instructors to ensure that he could handle a vehicle when it went out of control. And, yes, in WV.
      Buckingham's
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spinning donuts are perfectly acceptible........IF you're Starsky & Hutch!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate to think what would have happen to my drive ed teacher,he would take us out on back roads in snow & ice and put us into spins to teach us how to recover. I have thanked him many a time for this as he showed us what not to do. this was in the 50,s a much different time.
      jankantius
      • 1 Year Ago
      There are driving lessons and then there are driving lessons. I taught my daughter to drive in a church parking lot . One of her lessons was to do it all in reverse For many years after that her friends were amazed at how she could handle a car, especially with how agile she was at parking.. Serious driving lessons should present some challange. Though I am now a very cautious driver, I used to be crazy. An impossible manuever was just a challange. I know I scared a lot of people half to death. But I had been a NYC cabby for a while. So I felt like the car was a part of my body. I knew where its parts were. I never did donuts however just cuz tearing up lawns or leaving tracks on a street never interested me. I did get out of some crazy pile-ups. My fave was on the Jerzy parkway... about 10 cars crsahed in front of me I had to brake and steer clear while looking in the rearview. The guy behind me got impacted by a couple of other cars. I had just enough room to exit the mess. Driving is actually an art.
      hdhntr001
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is where the USA is headed. Idiotic controls on every single thing you do not matter what. Look, when I was sixteen and just got my drivers licence I used to power-slide around a corner when it was raining. It was the same turn I drove one every day and I got pretty good at it. That experience saved my life twice as I was caught in real driving conditions that I was able to "drive out of" and avoid a catastrophic crash. Yes, this teacher is one that I would want my son to be instructed by. Teach them what happens when you lock the wheels going 60MPH. Teach them how to drive out of a fish-tail and so on. Geese! Government, GET OUT OF OUR LIVES!
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      I taught my kids how to steer out of danger. We live in a snow region and it's not hard to find yourself sideways on black ice. I consider it proper driver training, rather than just showing them how to punch the gas, stab the brake and aim in the hopes they learn enough to stay alive. It's the same training I gave cops for high speed pursuit and defensive driving.
      Gorgeous
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aren't there enough real crimes being committed without creating them?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like a good exercise for when even in speed limits, taking appropriate action for weather and so on as to err is human...conversely cars are death draps in the wrong hands just worry the kids think there experts cause they can do 360s and end up smashing someone showing off?!
      larimar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm ... Charleston, West Virginia, snows there and roads get icy. Seems to me that he was doing his job in teaching students how to cope with highly likely (given where they live) road conditions. The off-road part to get her ready to drive hum-vees for the armed forces seems reasonable as well. She is a "teen" but then she will be a "teen" when she enlists and ends up in some hellhole on another continent, so thank the nice man for teaching her life-saving skills, and if someone is angry because his grass got churned up, then call it what it is, property damage, let him buy a bag of grass seeds and even out the gouges and call it done.
      onemadashell
      • 1 Year Ago
      he shouldnt be charged with a crime. he was teaching them how to control the car when it is skidding. they teach you that in driving classes. everyone should be taught how to control a car when it is skidding. i bet they teach the cops that.
      vet99mr6
      • 1 Year Ago
      yes charge her--charge all school teachers--let kids do what theywant when they want--do away with teachers and cops. Let the kids be FREE! FREE nuts.
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