Stupid? Yes. Dangerous? Yes. Impressive? YES.
OK let's break this down a bit.
Florida Man (they never identified the driver but c'mon, you know it's a man) was ON THE GAS and his windshield was intact as he approached the gate arm thingy:
Dude was seriously committed because he blasted through the gate and sacrificed his windshield with zero cares in the world:
"The drawbridge was not yet completely open," you say:
But HE GOT AIR. All four tires left the pavement:
And then he's off into the sunset:
What was the source of his dogged determination to Dukes of Hazzard this drawbridge?
Running from police? Left his Rice-A-Roni cooking on the stovetop? Had a wicked deuce on deck? Just a stupid kid looking for a thrill?
We'll never know. But holy cow, he set his mind to it and he did it.