NASHVILLE, TN – Three Shelbyville men and a passenger from Estill Springs, TN were charged with rioting in Hermitage, TN after a brief police pursuit this past Sunday morning.
Hermitage Precinct officers arrested four men from Bedford County early Sunday morning after they were found taking over the intersection of McGavock Pike at Century Boulevard doing donuts and burnouts in a white Dodge Charger. Officers arrived at 1 a.m. to find more than 60 vehicles participating in what police called “dangerous driving stunts.”
As officers were approaching the intersection, they witnessed a man fire a gunshot into the air around bystanders and vehicles. A traffic stop was initiated on the Charger, that was blocking the roadway, when it fled from officers going more than 90 miles per hour onto Elm Hill Pike. Additional gunshots were seen coming from the Charger during the brief pursuit, according to police.
The driver, 19-year-old Xaiver Daimwood of Shelbyville, was taken into custody after surrendering to officers on Donelson Pike at Lebanon Pike. He was charged with aggravated reckless driving, drag racing, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and driving under the influence.
Two passengers, 19-year-old Gharri Brown and 18-year-old Justin Oakes, both of Shelbyville, were charged with rioting. A handgun and marijuana were recovered from underneath the rear driver’s side seat. That passenger, 20-year-old Lakota Young of Estill Springs, was charged with reckless endangerment with a weapon, drug possession, rioting and unlawful possession of a weapon.
In addition to precinct-level enforcement, the Metro Nashville Police Department Traffic Division has frequent street racer initiatives as a part of the continuing effort to combat dangerous behavior at unsanctioned car meets.
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