Goodlettsville Police say 28-year-old Nicholas Ruffino was driving his gray Nissan Rogue in the parking lot of Rivergate Mall Thursday evening. Officer Thomas Eisenbraun says he observed Ruffino doing donuts in the parking lot, and abruptly stopped when he noticed the patrol car. Ruffino reportedly jumped out of his vehicle and stated he was just “letting off some steam” before asking the officer if his driving “was any good?” Mall security stated he had been driving around vehicles and light poles in the parking lot. Ruffino immediately took a plea at his hearing the next morning, agreeing to pay the $106 in court costs, and the case was dismissed.
Nicholas Ruffino was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 21st, charged with reckless driving. A commissioner set his bond at $1,000.