Bristol police identify several vehicles involved in ‘street takeover’ fad
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) - A nationwide fad that involves illegal street racing arrived in Bristol on Friday.
According to police, a “street takeover” happened on June 17 between Farmington and Stafford avenues.
They said several hundred vehicles blocked an intersection, which was also crowded with bystanders.
The bystanders watched drivers perform donuts and drifting in the roads.
Police described a “street takeover” as a national trend where illegal street racers block off roads and perform dangerous stunts while watchers record video.
Diana Riera said, “I think its kids you know I think they are bored, and summer is coming and it just might be the start of something new.”
Riera lives just a few feet away from the intersection where this all happened.
“If its kids it’s not like they are tearing up your lawn you know.. the thing is its dangerous. I mean they could flip. They could hurt themselves,” she said. “I been here about four years or so and we have never had an incident. Its normally at that hour quiet in this neighborhood.”
Bristol police said they’re actively investigating the incident and identified several vehicles through video surveillance.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact Bristol police at 860-584-3011. Callers can remain anonymous.
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