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Miami cops arrest more than a dozen people after ‘car club’ did donuts at intersection

Miami cops arrest more than a dozen ‘car club’ members after they blocked an intersection so they could perform donuts in the middle of the street

  • Miami police arrested more than a dozen people after club stopped traffic  
  • Video showed drivers taking turns making donuts at the intersection of south Pointe Drive and Washington Avenue for at least seven minutes on Friday 
  • Eventually police arrived to the scene and people started to flee the area 
  • Authorities said suspects were caught and arrested on narcotics felonies
  • Dozens of traffic citations were also issued following the incident, police said 

More than a dozen people were arrested over the weekend when a series of drivers blocked traffic to perform ‘donuts’ in the middle of an intersection in Florida

In what’s described as a flash mob, several drivers screeched their tires and drove in circles as a crowd cheered on Miami Beach’s South Beach neighborhood. 

Miami Beach artist Havi Schanz shared video of the stunt late Friday night showing the vehicles stopping traffic at the intersection of South Pointe Drive and Washington Avenue. 

People are seen getting dangerously close to one car as it does donuts

More than a dozen people were arrested over the weekend when a series of drivers did ‘donuts’ in the middle of an intersection in Florida

Traffic was blocked off in multiple directions during the incident

Three drivers are seen doing donuts Friday night

The stunt started out with just one vehicle moving in circles, but that soon led to two more drivers joining in (right) 

Dozens of people were seen standing in the street as the cars did donuts for several minutes

The cars are seen moving in circles dangerously close to one another

Dozens of people were seen standing in the street as the cars did donuts for several minutes 

For about seven minutes, members of what police have described as a ‘car club’ are seen taking turns performing donuts in the middle of the intersection. 

At the start of Schanz’s video, at least eight people recording the stunt were seen walking very close to the cars while they were driving.

Eventually, police arrived to the scene and the group began to flee the scene. 

Miami Beach police spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez, tweeted: ‘We received a call at 11:52 p.m. with traffic concerns in the South of Fifth area.’

He said officers arrived in the South of Fifth area around midnight and dispersed the crowds. 

‘Due to an active foot pursuit, officers were establishing a perimeter in the ADCD to locate subjects who fled from officers and were possibly armed,’ Rodriguez said.  

For about seven minutes, members of what police have described as a 'car club' are seen taking turns performing donuts in the middle of the intersection

Eventually, police arrived to the scene and the group began to flee the scene

For about seven minutes, members of what police have described as a ‘car club’ are seen taking turns performing donuts in the middle of the intersection. Eventually, police arrived to the scene and the group began to flee the scene

Miami Beach police spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez, tweeted: 'We received a call at 11:52 p.m. with traffic concerns in the South of Fifth area.' He said officers arrived in the South of Fifth area around midnight and dispersed the crowds

Miami Beach police spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez, tweeted: ‘We received a call at 11:52 p.m. with traffic concerns in the South of Fifth area.’ He said officers arrived in the South of Fifth area around midnight and dispersed the crowds

He said the ‘subjects were ultimately apprehended arrested, and charged with several felonies related to narcotics’.  

In the Twitter thread, Rodriguez added: ‘It was a very busy night in Miami Beach. Over a dozen arrests were made in the late evening alone. Dozens of traffic citations issued throughout the City as well.’

He said investigators believe the group is part of a ‘car club that arranges these reckless driving events throughout Miami-Dade County’.

Rodriguez confirmed that the group began in Miramar before heading down into Dade, Miami and Miami Beach. 

Rodriguez said the department is ‘monitoring these groups and will proactively attempt to deter these events in the future’. 

Police have not released the identities of the individuals arrested in the stunt.  

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