Police: 2 arrested for reckless driving during 'illegal car meet-ups' in Suffolk County
Suffolk police say they are cracking down on reckless driving stunts taking place across the county.
Online videos have shown drivers performing high-speed donuts - some so big they shut down streets. In one video, a person could be seen stomping on the roof of a Suffolk County car with its lights flashing.
Police arrested two people over the weekend in what they call "illegal car meet-ups."
A 27-year-old man was arrested for performing donuts in front of a crowd in a King Kullen parking lot in North Lindenhurst. A 24-year-old at the Deer Park train station parking lot was also arrested for performing donuts in front of spectators.
"I saw a bunch of cars, teenagers, kids, they spring around smoking, they chase each other," says Naim Kucuk of North Lindenhurst. "They spin around to my neighborhood too, to my street too. Thet have very loud exhaust like banging. My daughter is scared."
The two people arrested were charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Their cars were also impounded.
Suffolk County police say they are using additional resources to go after reckless drivers and partnering with other law enforcement agencies.
They are also targeting specific locations where the events are known to happen.