MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - Marshall Police Department is urging parents to talk to their children about reckless driving after three people were arrested when officers found drivers doing “donuts” in a mall parking lot and passengers riding on top of vehicles.
About 7:44 p.m. Monday, officers responded to multiple reports of vehicles driving recklessly in the Marshall Mall parking lot.
“When officers arrived, they observed several drivers doing ‘donuts’ in the mall parking lot, passengers riding on top of vehicles and hanging out of vehicles, and other drivers speeding around with no obvious regard for pedestrians,” the department said in a news release.
Officers with MPD and the Marshall Independent School District Police Department responded to the scene.
Three people were taken into custody.
Police say an investigation revealed the incident was “a planned gathering among students and friends of the victims following the vigil held at the high school Monday evening.”
Marshall Independent School District held the candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember students who died in a car crash. Two others were injured.
The police department is asking parents to talk with their children about the dangers of negligent driving and the consequences.
“The Marshall Police Department, MISD Police Department and MISD Administration would like to remind the public that it is illegal and dangerous to drive recklessly. We understand our community is grieving the tragic loss of two high school students, but reckless driving will not be tolerated in our city. We are urging parents to talk to their children about the dangers of negligent driving and the consequences.
The Marshall Police Department will have extra officers on patrol Saturday, Jan. 19 during the funerals for the teens killed in last weekend’s crash. Anyone caught trespassing, driving recklessly or otherwise in an unsafe manner, will be arrested and their vehicle impounded. Our community has suffered enough tragedy and we certainly don’t want anyone else getting hurt or killed, especially for something that can be prevented.”