ATLANTA, Ga. -- Five months after several drivers shut down I-285 to cut doughnuts in the middle of the highway, two men have been arrested by the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Cordona Floyd, Jr. allegedly filmed the stunt and posted it on YouTube.
He's charged with several crimes including Reckless Conduct and being a party to reckless and aggressive driving. Nicholas Thomas was allegedly one of the drivers, he's charged with Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, and several other crimes.
No one was hurt in the incident, but hundreds of cars were stopped in traffic during the middle of the day. A description posted with the video said it was a tribute to a friend who had died. The video was taken down shortly after it received public attention.
"There was a very real possibility of a multi-car crash that could have resulted in serious injuries or fatalities," said Gordy Wright of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. "You also had concerns of people who were stopped boxed in the traffic, not knowing what was taking place and asking if I was going to be robbed, is this a carjacking is this a terrorist attack, any number of possibilities."
Wright said the investigation continues, and more arrests are expected.