NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two people were charged this weekend as Metro police work to crack down on street racing across Nashville.
Metro police reported Micah Hooker, 21, sped away from a meet up at a commercial parking lot on Corporate Drive near the Nashville International Airport Saturday night.
Street racers were reportedly practicing burnouts and other maneuvers in the Corporate Drive parking lot.
A Metro helicopter crew tracked Hooker as he drove a 2020 green Dodge Challenger and turned his lights off in an unsuccessful effort to avoid officers, according to a release. Hooker reportedly almost hit two other motorists head-on.
Officers eventually stopped Hooker at the intersection of Hamilton Church Road and Hobson Pike. He was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, criminal trespassing and rioting due to the dangerous vehicle maneuvers on Corporate Drive.
Hooker’s passenger, 21-year-old Bailee Nelson, was also arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, rioting and gun theft after a pistol in her purse was determined to have been stolen.
Hooker and Nelson are the latest to be charged amid Metro police’s continuing street racer enforcement effort.