Sacramento man plays real-life Mario Kart with cops

A driver of a go-cart took police on a pursuit in a Del Paso Heights neighborhood when an officer attempted to stop him on Saturday night.

Officers spotted the driver on Pinell St. driving recklessly around 4 p.m. when a short pursuit ensued.

Ofc. Michele Gigante says the go-cart reached speeds of 25 mph.

The driver, who has been identified by police as Edward Valdez, pulled into a driveway, ran into a backyard and then inside a home.

Valdez, who is said to be a parolee at large, was taken into custody without further incident.

Valdez has been booked into the Sacramento County Jail and is facing charges of evading and resisting police.

Estimated speed of go-kart per Sac PD PIO Michele Gigante was 25mph.

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