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Drivers block Oakland freeway to perform illegal stunts [Video]

January 28, 2013 |  3:42 pm

California Highway Patrol officials said they are trying to track down the mystery drivers who took over a stretch of freeway in Oakland over the weekend and performed illegal stunts as passing motorists caught the action on video.

Several videos popped up on YouTube over the weekend after several vintage and modern muscle cars spun donuts on the northbound Interstate 880. The videos show several cars spinning in circles, burning rubber as several other drivers held back freeway traffic near the Oakland Coliseum Complex on Saturday afternoon.

CHP officials said it wasn't part of any official movie filming -- no sequel to "Fast & Furious." In fact, the agency is hoping to find the drivers who took part in the dangerous maneuvers.

Officials believe six to eight cars were involved in the stunts, with several others helping to block off traffic.


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