On the first day of racing at the World Championships a suspected drunk driver drove his black Camero erratically onto the race course just minutes before riders came through. The suspect who was named as Michael Salenio, was pursed by three police vehicles with sirens blazing with most onlookers thinking that this was part of the race cavalcade.
After a short pursuit the car can be seen in the video crashing through some barriers before coming to a stop. Spectators say that the stretch of barriers he hit had people standing behind them shortly before the incident and that it was just pure luck that nobody was there at the time of the incident.
The suspect was removed from the car very quickly by race organisers and police