A crowd of people gathered at Fenton St. and Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring on Saturday night as several performance cars spun donuts, according to videos posted to social media.
Officers from the county’s Third District responded to the scene around 10:40 p.m. Saturday to disperse the crowd, a Montgomery County Police spokesperson confirmed. So far, no arrests have been made.
Last night (Saturday) in the busiest intersection in downtown Silver Spring, officers got a call around 10:15p for several cars doing donuts. No arrests made: pic.twitter.com/jZj8m4LP8p
— MoCo PG News (@MoCoPGNews) January 29, 2023
As reported by Bethesda Beat, this is not the first instance of cars doing donuts in Silver Spring. More than 100 drivers gathered in a parking lot in the 12000 block of Cherry Hill Rd. in November 2021, culminating in several blocked intersections in downtown Silver Spring.
A surveillance camera was installed last week at the intersection of Fenton St. and Ellsworth Drive following a carjacking outside the nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant. It was the third carjacking in downtown Silver Spring within a two-week period.
— Source of the Spring (@SourcetheSpring) January 27, 2023
Photo: © Tomasz Zajda – stock.adobe.com (h/t @MoCoPGNews)