A Tennessee Highway Was Shut Down Because These Guys Were Doing Donuts

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge has a reputation for getting shut down by street racers and it appears that trend has spread to an unlikely place – Nashville, Tennessee.

According to local ABC affiliate WKRN, I-24 was effectively shutdown on Saturday night by a handful of drivers who used the interstate to perform stunts near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit.

As you can see in a Facebook video, a number of vehicles stopped on I-24 and blocked the shoulders to prevent traffic for passing through their makeshift roadblock. The camera then pans to the roadway itself and shows it is covered by tire marks indicating the interstate was used to performance a number of donuts and other stunts.

About halfway through the clip, a silver Nissan Z pulls to the front and begins performing a burn out. The car then does a donut or two, before backing up onto the shoulder to continue blocking traffic.

There’s no word on how long the shutdown lasted, but the video shows a massive traffic backup.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Nashville Police Department haven’t said much about the incident, but the station says an official with the Highway Patrol called the episode a “blatant disregard for public safety.”

While the video is pretty grainy, it might prove helpful to police as at least one of the vehicles involved in the incident is pretty distinctive. We’re talking about the white pickup truck which features massive wheels, a green illuminated grille and green underbody lights. If police are able to catch up with the owner of the truck, it could lead to others involved in the incident.


  • scjeff

    Was it shut down for “hours” like the headline says or “There’s no word on how long the shutdown latest” (nice grammar) as it says in the article?

    I have no love for the douchenozzles that did this, but this headline is very click baity, and most likely a blatant lie.

    • Mike Gauthier

      It’s been fixed

      • heavystarch

        Thank you for the quick fix. The WKRN article made no clear indication of duration of the event.

  • heavystarch

    What a bunch of dicks.

  • Ben


  • Peterman Pinscher

    And there where no real men among to stop the action by knocking down the pesky donuts?

  • Adilos Nave

    Agree with everything you said but next time can you utilize a little punctuation? That made my head hurt just trying to figure out where one thought stopped and another started.

    • Alberto Barrales

      It was written all in one breath.

  • BGM

    This shows the same lack of consideration for your fellow citizens that is too often in display. I, for one, have no doubt about the solution to it: violence. Mindless, savage violence. I’m talking about baseball bat scene in Casino, minus the bit about being buried alive. And then, for good measure, you take their rides away.

    If you spend a month in traction, six months taking the bus to therapy so you can learn to walk on your shattered legs again, I’m pretty sure you’re never pulling a stunt like that again.

    In some ways our society is too civilized.

    • KAG25

      It is a bridge and people can be ejected from them

  • Real life GTA.

  • diesel_vdub

    I’m a bit surprised that no one stuck in the backup pulled out their gun and started shooting to get the fools doing doughnuts to move on.

  • Bob

    Isn’t this the part where a husky middle-aged man-beast shows up and beats life-lessons into everyone involved here?

  • Wandering_Spirit

    The powerful numbness of inbreeding. You defy death and power out of sheer ignorance and lack of processing power. A strenght to reckon with.

    • Six_Tymes

      wait, people understand what you are saying? it doesn’t even make any sense. they up voted you, I guess that is “power of inbreeding”

      • Wandering_Spirit

        Relax my friend. And do not worry if you could not understand. Might not be for everyone. In order not to make you feel uneasy, i will upvote your attempt to politely insult me.

  • KAG25

    well, stopping traffic for hours to do that makes them sub humans. With all those cars lined up there had to be at least one small child in one of those cars.

  • KAG25

    Telling by the bro trucks, one with green front lights, it should be easy to find at least those trucks.
    And impound for all the cars for a year at least.

  • Mr. EP9

    Absolute insufferable jackasses. The whole lot of them.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Take their license away for two years. See if they, or others, will do it again.

    Set an example.

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