Street Racer Arrested for Reckless Endangerment in Nashville

A known street racer faces multiple charges after a dangerous high-speed chase.

A known street racer, Stephen Burns III, was arrested following a street takeover event that occurred on April 20. The 25-year-old resident of Hermitage, Nashville, has been charged with two counts of felony reckless endangerment, rioting, and evading arrest. Burns was identified by the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) Traffic investigators as the driver who performed dangerous stunts at several locations in South Nashville and Madison. During the incident, Burns attempted to flee police, reaching speeds of 120-130 miles per hour on Interstate 40.

After being under investigation for several months for his involvement in street racing, Burns was apprehended outside his residence on Hermitage Park Drive. He has since been released on a $22,000 bond. Examination of Burns’ driving history reveals that he has attended traffic school four times since 2017 and has been cited for three speeding violations.

The MNPD Traffic Division has expressed its commitment to continue its efforts in investigating and apprehending individuals involved in street racing activities. Over the past year, these efforts have resulted in 43 arrests, aimed at curbing the dangerous and unlawful behavior associated with street racing. The department emphasizes the risks and potential harm caused by such activities, not only to the participants but also to the general public.

As this case progresses, the MNPD Traffic Division remains vigilant in its pursuit of safer streets and the reduction of street racing incidents within the Nashville area.

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