The Austin Police Department responded to “a number of street racing incidents” in Austin Saturday night. Witnesses described it as “chaos.”
Witnesses posted videos on Twitter of a scene unfolding near the intersection of Barton Springs Road and South Lamar Boulevard just before 10 p.m.
A video posted by Aaron Crews shows vehicles drifting in the center of the intersection as fireworks explode on the ground. Another video shows a group of people running after an APD vehicle as it reverses on Barton Springs Road. Someone places a firework on the hood of the vehicle, and it goes off several seconds later.