Nashville Street Takeover Includes Random Shooting

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One of the dumbest car trends of this century so far is the Carolina squat, but even dumber are street takeover or sideshow events. Despite some media outlets and even law enforcement agencies calling them “street racing events” they aren’t races at all. Instead, these morons take over intersections or a section of a road so they can do burnouts, donuts, and drift around while inconveniencing everyone else. One that happened last weekend in Nashville even featured a passenger leaning out of a car and firing a gun at random.

Michigan family has two cars stolen weeks apart.

Police say this takeover happened in the early morning hours of November 19, shutting down the intersection of McGavock Pike and Century Boulevard. These sort of foolishness happens all too often but police took this one seriously thanks to the report of shots fired.

In a press release, Nashville Metropolitan Police Department announced four men had been arrested in connection with the street takeover event. They claim over 60 vehicles were in attendance at the illegal gathering when officers responded and that they themselves witnessed one man shooting at random from a Dodge Charger.

Yes, sadly, this happens a lot with Chargers and Challengers.

That’s when officers gave chase to the Mopar. They say more shots were observed coming from the Charger by police. One really has to question the intelligence of the street takeover crowd.

Thankfully, police caught up with the Dodge and arrested the four guys inside. The driver, 19-year-old Xavier Daimwood, and has been charged with aggravated reckless driving, drag racing, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and driving under the influence.

Two of the passengers, 19-year-old Gharri Brown and 18-year-old Justin Oakes, were charged with rioting. The third passenger, 20-year-old Estill Springs is facing charges of reckless endangerment with a weapon, drug possession, rioting and unlawful possession of a weapon.

This incident is adding to calls for tougher enforcement against street takeovers in Nashville. AS WSMV 4 reported, city leaders are getting ready to have a permanent license plate reader program in place which people are hoping will put an end to the problem. We think a lot of the takeover crowd will just remove or cover their license plates. Plus, a good chunk of cars used in takeover events are stolen.

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Steven Symes

Steven Symes is an accomplished automotive journalist with a passion for all things related to cars. His extensive knowledge and love for the automotive world shine through in his writing, which covers a diverse range of topics.

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