BRISTOL, Conn. — Editor's note: Video above originally aired June 22.
A "street takeover" is described by police as a new fad where illegal street racers block off an intersection or portions of the roadway. Then, individuals perform illegal stunts with their cars that endanger themselves and spectators.
The Bristol "street takeover" happened June 17 at the intersection of Farmington Avenue (Route 6) and Stafford Avenue. Police said they received reports that night of hundreds of cars blocking the area off and a large group of people gathering around to watch.
Police at the time said surveillance video from nearby videos helped them to identify some of the cars that were present.
On Wednesday, police announced they arrested two individuals from Chicopee, Massachusetts in connection with the incident. Police did not identify them by name at this time.
One individual was charged with interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct, unlawful assembly, and providing a false statement. The other individual was charged with unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct, improper use of a marker player, and operating an unregistered vehicle.
Police said additional arrests are pending at this time as they continue to investigate the incident.
If anyone has information about this incident or any video they wish to share, they are asked to contact Ofc. Finkle at 860-584-3011 or email at Monicafinkle@bristolct.gov. Individuals can remain anonymous if they wish.
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