NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges after police said he was involved in “dangerous driving activity” during an unsanctioned street racing event in South Nashville.
Authorities said 20-year-old Kyle Paulson of Smyrna, was arrested as part of the Metro Nashville Police Department’s continuing efforts to address the ongoing street racing issue in the area.
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On Saturday night, officers responded to a parking lot on Corporate Place, where they said they observed Paulson performing “slideshows.”
Officials said Paulson was seen whipping and sliding in an orange Mustang near a group of people. Paulson is reportedly known to be part of a street racing group.
The property owner allegedly told authorities that they did not give permission for the group to use the lot where the dangerous driving occurred.
Paulson was arrested at the scene, according to police. He was charged with four counts of felony reckless endangerment with a weapon, two counts of rioting, and criminal trespassing.
Paulson is being held in Metro Jail on a $111,000 bond. Metro police said additional charges are anticipated in this incident.