Over 50 summonses were issued, police said.
A “massive” car meetup descended on Newark’s downtown over the weekend where cars did doughnuts and motorcycles popped wheelies, forcing city police to shut it down and issue over 50 summonses.
Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to Edison Place and Mulberry Street where hundreds of people gathered after a “flash mob” and car meetup were promoted on social media, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement.
Surveillance footage shows a car doing doughnuts and burning out its tires as people gather closely around to record it, narrowly avoiding being struck by the car.
“Hundreds of people from other towns thought they could come into our city and takeover our streets,” Ambrose said.
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The organizer was identified as a man from Avenel, a portion of Woodbridge in Middlesex County. Men from Ridgefield Park and Bergenfield were among those issued summonses.
“And for those who fled and think they got away with it, they can look for summonses in the mail, too,” Ambrose said. “Because their plates were captured on the city’s surveillance cameras as they were committing motor vehicle violations.”
Anthony Zurita is a breaking news reporter for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.
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