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Louisville man arrested for doing donuts in Churchill Downs infield

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Benjamin Bratcher (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Benjamin Bratcher (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man after he caused over $1,000 worth of damage to the infield area of Churchill Downs.

According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Monday, just after 2:30 p.m.

Police say they were called to Churchill Downs, after 37-year-old Benjamin Bratcher was seen -- both on surveillance camera and personally by a Churchill Downs employee -- doing donuts in his Mustang in the infield grass.

Police say he tore up the ground and caused over $1,000 worth of damage to the grass.

Bratcher allegedly admitted to driving his car in the field, and didn't believe he caused that much damage. He arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

Bratcher was originally at the racetrack as a substitute construction worker.

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