ATLANTA (CBS46) -- The northside of Peachtree Street Bridge was suddenly shut down over the weekend when street racers began blocking lanes and performing car tricks in the roadway.

Atlanta police responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers reported that the drivers had left the scene. 

“It looks like it was very intense, like some people had a very good time at the expense of people who wanted to use the bridge,” said Brandon Dean.

Street racing has been a major concern for law enforcement this year. Gov. Brian Kemp even rolled out legislation that makes it a crime to watch, participate or organize street racing events.

People around the metro are split over whether law enforcement should be cracking down on street racing, but they continue to make arrests. Video from Atlanta police shows officers breaking up an event near Camp Creek Parkway over the weekend. Georgia State Patrol was also a part of the bust. Three suspects were taken into custody and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving and participating in street racing.

The Department of Public Safety released its crime suppression enforcement efforts from the weekend, which include 612 cars pulled over, 442 citations and arrests, 31 cars impounded and 17 pursuits.

“It wasn’t blocked off that long,” Terrence Michael Scott said of the Peachtree Street Bridge. “A few people had to go around for us to do this safety. We blocked off the streets for this to happen safely. Yeah, maybe not with the correct permits but how many people build houses with no permits?”

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