DONELSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four men were arrested in connection to what police are calling a “street racing takeover” that occurred in Donelson over the weekend.
Metro police were sent to the intersection of McGavock Pike and Century Boulevard at 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 to respond to the event.
Authorities reported that upon arrival officers observed over 60 vehicles engaging in the takeover performing donuts and closing the intersection.
According to an arrest report, officers initiated a traffic stop on a white Dodge Charger after four individuals entered the vehicle that was facing the wrong way, blocking the intersection.
Metro police said the Charger did not stop for officers and fled on Elm Hill Pike going more than 90 miles per hour. Several gunshots were also seen coming from the vehicle, police said.
After a brief pursuit, the Charger eventually came to a stop in the 100 block of Donelson Pike. An arrest report said four men were taken into custody and face multiple charges.
The 19-year-old driver from Shelbyville was charged with aggravated reckless driving, drag racing, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and driving under the influence.
Inside the vehicle, officers found a handgun and marijuana underneath the rear driver’s side seat.
Authorities reported that passenger, a 20-year-old from Estill Springs, was charged with reckless endangerment with a weapon, drug possession, rioting and unlawful possession of a weapon.
A 18-year-old and 19-year-old, also from Shelbyville, were charged with rioting, according to Metro police.
All four men were released from Metro Jail hours after they were arrested, according to Davidson County Sheriff’s Office booking records.
While speaking with officers, one of the 19-year-olds allegedly admitted that he entered the Charger when he saw police arrive and that he participated in the event.
Additional information about the incident was not immediately released.