What investigators are saying about several street takeovers in Austin
**EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above is from our first report on street takeovers in Austin, Texas.** It was a wild night on the streets of Austin, putting citizens and police officers in danger.
MISSOURI CITY, Texas – As authorities continue to crack down on what is being described as “street takeovers,” two teenagers, among four people were arrested overnight Saturday in southwest Harris County.
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According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, deputies with the Illegal Street Racing Task-Force, as well as Houston PD found several vehicles performing donuts in the 12500 block of City Park.
The sheriff said spectators were standing “close by” as drivers did donuts and “some vehicles had passengers sitting on the door outside the window” while they did them.
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As officers began pulling into the scene, two vehicles tried to get away but eventually stopped, Sheriff Gonzalez said. A total of four people were arrested, two of them were teenagers, the youngest being 16.
Additionally, a total of three vehicles were seized, and the drivers arrested were identified and charged with the following:
- Jordan Cormier, 23 – Deadly Conduct
- Rene Rodriguez, 25 – Deadly Conduct
- Carlos Flores, 18 – Evading Motor Vehicle
- (Name not disclosed) 16 – Evading MV/Deadly Conduct
No additional details were shared, as of this writing, but an investigation remains underway.
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