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Police investigating street incident on College Drive Saturday night

Published: May. 1, 2022 at 2:29 PM CDT|Updated: May. 1, 2022 at 11:52 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating after videos posted to social media show dozens of people gathered in a crowd on College Drive near the I-10 ramp as several sports cars were spotted performing doughnuts and burning rubber in the street on Saturday, April 30.

A spokesman with Baton Rouge police stated officers are aware and are further looking into it.
A spokesman with Baton Rouge police stated officers are aware and are further looking into it.(Jacob Smith)

In the videos, cars can be heard revving their engines, and exhaust clouding the street as onlookers cheer.

A witness to the incident stated there were nearly 100 people blocking the road on both sides.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a street racing incident from Saturday, April 30.

According to one witness, after his family left IHOP, they noticed plenty of decked-out cars in the Albertsons parking lot.

“It was all blocked up, they had a string of people, probably around 100 crossing the street on both sides blocking the entire college drive so you couldn’t get through,” he said.

The man with his kids in the car didn’t want his identity revealed, but he says that what he allegedly saw next made his heart drop.

“And when they were running by, they were holding their pants and right there at their pants, at least two of them had guns in their hands,” he said.

But what really frustrated him and the other drivers was how long it took to get the crowd to disperse.

“It’s just frustrating I mean we were out there for at least 30 minutes and no cops, no nothing, called 911 and they acted like they really didn’t care,” he said.

A spokesman with Baton Rouge police stated officers are aware and are further looking into it.
A spokesman with Baton Rouge police stated officers are aware and are further looking into it.(Jacob Smith)

BRPD officials report that once officers got to the scene, they were able to break up the crowd and clear roadways. But some people say scenes like this shouldn’t be happening in the first place.

Similar incidents were also reported near Topgolf off of Siegen Lane and Choctaw Drive.

Videos of the incident were widely circulated on social media Sunday. Many people left angry comments, with some asking how this was able to unfold on one of the busiest streets in Baton Rouge.

BRPD released the following statement Sunday about the roadway obstruction:

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