Officers with the Montgomery County Police Division stated the reckless driving habits has not too long ago moved from parking tons to main intersections.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Legislation enforcement in Montgomery County stopped no less than one driver concerned in a wild stunt that blocked a serious intersection in downtown Silver Spring over the weekend.
In a two-minute-long video, a witness captured a automotive doing donuts and burnouts round a crowd as they stopped site visitors in the course of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Highway late Saturday evening. One other giant group surrounded the automotive as fumes trickled into the air and the loud sound of drifting echoed the streets.
The video doesn’t present if anybody was damage.
Commander David McBain of the third District Station stated his officers had been capable of cease one driver who complied, though the fees remained unclear. The car of the motive force, whose identify has not been formally launched, had beforehand been pulled over 24 occasions, based on police.
A close-by enterprise proprietor who wished to stay nameless advised WUSA9 the incident is just elevating extra considerations.
“We do not actually really feel secure anymore once we see movies like this on the road,” he stated. “It is actually insane as a result of we’ve got house owners on this space who’re making an attempt to guard our companies and our clients, so what is going on on here’s a little an excessive amount of.”
The enterprise proprietor can also be asking for extra police presence to assist deal with the issue and supply a sense of security.
McBain addressed worries from residents and companies by saying police will put extra focus and assets within the space to rapidly reopen roads. He stated response occasions to incidents can fluctuate since they’re impromptu.
“These items are usually on weekends at evening and people are usually a few of our busiest occasions once we’re not simply coping with site visitors incidents however a variety of different calls within the county,” McBain defined. “This incident was part of a weekend evening the place we had been coping with quite a lot of various things.”
Police will proceed to interrupt up any gatherings and pull drivers over if there may be possible trigger. Officers is not going to pursue automobiles since they will pose an even bigger threat, McBain added.
Road racing, burnouts and donuts on public roads have been an ongoing pattern throughout the DMV. Nonetheless, McBain stated the disruptive drawback has primarily occurred in parking a number of purchasing facilities just like the Burtonsville City Sq. in Montgomery County.
“Now it is moved on and sadly, it has moved on to our roadways and in Montgomery County, we’ve got probably not seen the place the intersections have been taken over like this,” McBain stated. “Within the final couple of weekends, we noticed this begin to transfer out on the roadways which is fairly regarding for us.”
There was additionally an identical occasion at New Hampshire Avenue and College Boulevard earlier than Saturday the place officers needed to reply.