WATCH: Reckless drivers block traffic while doing donuts, hanging out windows with guns

Published: Apr. 11, 2023 at 11:41 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An 18-second video posted to social media shows only a small portion of the illegal car stunts and burnouts that happened Saturday afternoon at the corner of Airways Boulevard and Carnes Avenue.

A local driver filmed the incident, saying he was returning home from visiting the Memphis Zoo with his family when the drivers began circling the area in front of him with passengers hanging out the windows with guns.

“They were sitting in the window, guns up in the air and everything like that. Definitely a different situation than just donuts,” said Austin, who did not want to share his last name.

Austin, whose wife recorded the incident, said they were driving back home from an event at the zoo when his GPS re-routed him to take Airways Boulevard.

“We’ve driven through there several times, and in this case, I see smoke ahead and guys are doing donuts,” said Austin. “I think it was three Dodge Chargers, and I think about three guys in each with guns sticking out. At one point they were sitting in the windows, guns up in the air.”

Unfortunately, the dangerous yet uncommon performance occurs quite often in Memphis.

Already this year, Memphis police have responded to nearly 900 calls of reckless driving.

Action News 5 reached out to MPD at city council Tuesday about the ongoing reckless driving, but they declined to comment. They instead issued this statement:

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