Police: Vehicles spotted blocking Bristol intersection for car tricks

Police are seeking information after several cars were spotted blocking an intersection so other vehicles could drift and perform donuts in Bristol Friday night.

Police are seeking information after several cars were spotted blocking an intersection so other vehicles could drift and perform donuts in Bristol Friday night.

Bristol Police Department / Contributed Photo

BRISTOL — Police said several hundred vehicles blocked an intersection while a crowd of spectators watched cars drift and do other tricks Friday night.

The event took place at the intersection of Farmington and Stafford avenues. Police were called to the area at around 10:50 p.m.

Police said the performing vehicles were “in the middle of the intersection conducting unsafe behavior by spinning their tires and driving in circles, also known as doing “doughnuts” and/or “drifting.”

Police said this is a new fad called “street takeover.”

It’s where “illegal street races block off intersections or portions of the roadway. These individuals then perform illegal stunts with their motor vehicles that not only endanger themselves, but also endanger the crowd of spectators who watch and video record,” police said in a news release.

Police posted a few videos to their Facebook page of the gathering.

Police are investigating the incident and said they have identified several vehicles through video surveillance of the surrounding business.

Anyone with information about this incident or any video they wish to share is asked to contact Officer Monica Finkle at 860-584-3011 or at MonicaFinkle@BristolCT.gov. Anonymous tips may be submitted.