WINSLOW — A Smiley Avenue man accused of leaving streaks of burned rubber at the parking lot of the Winslow VFW hall was arrested Monday night on several misdemeanor charges.

Tyler Dylan Foley-Kerr, 20, was pulled over in his supercharged red 2013 Toyota hatchback by police on Bay Street shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. He was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, driving to endanger and criminal mischief, all class E crimes.

According to police Chief Shawn O’Leary, Foley-Kerr had been doing “doughnuts” in the VFW parking lot — spinning the car around in circles at high speed and leaving a circular pattern of tire marks on the asphalt.

Sgt. Haley Fleming was attending to another call on Route 136 near Carter Memorial Drive at the time, heard the noise from the spinning tires and saw the red car driving away from Veteran Drive, O’Leary said.

When Fleming and another officer went to check the VFW hall, the damage was so fresh they could still smell burning rubber, he said. Had Foley-Kerr lost control of the vehicle, he could have crashed into the building and hurt himself or caused even more damage, O’Leary said.

“There is a whole slew of things that could go wrong with him doing that,” he said.


The officers tracked Foley-Kerr to Bay Street, where he was arrested, O’Leary said. When he was stopped, Foley-Kerr told the officers the car had been upgraded to have more horsepower and go faster.

Foley-Kerr was booked at the police station on Benton Avenue and released on unsecured bail. The car, which was not registered, was towed, O’Leary said.

Peter McGuire — 861-9239

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Twitter: @PeteL_McGuire

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