In another apparent street takeover, Interstate 77 near uptown Charlotte was shut down earlier this month by drivers seeking attention for their poor driving manners.via WCCB Charlotte
According to videos posted on social media, dozens of drivers were stuck on the interstate while others blocked the road to do burnouts.
Maybe it’s because of cities like Atlanta’s weak policy stance of 'be present but do not engage', or maybe people have become so self-involved that they really believe that what they want to do at any given moment is the only thing that matters.via Reddit u/floortaco
At least 30 Dodge Chargers joined in on the action.
CMPD recently cracked down on street racing with a special operation focused on discouraging street racing on Interstate 485.via Charlotte Observer
“In my 22 years of doing this, that’s the first time I’ve seen someone that brazen to where they have forethought and take time to close down the interstate -- three lanes of travel,”
-Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Pierce
But the cops can’t do this alone, they do need the public's help with the matter. According to Pierce, the best way to get to the bottom of this is with information. “If you are stuck in this, write them (license plate numbers) down and that can spearhead our investigation,” Pierce said.
These illegal acts have garnered the attention of Charlotte City Council Member Tariq Bokhari, who stated his plans to talk with the district attorney about the problem.
“We have to figure out ways to get more proactive or lives will be lost,” Bokhari said.