AUBURN, Wash. – Traffic on State Route 167 was at a standstill early Saturday morning as over 100 cars stopped in the middle of the road to do tricks and street race.

AUBURN, Wash. – Traffic on State Route 167 was at a standstill early Saturday morning as over 100 cars stopped in the middle of the road to do tricks and street race.

“Obviously it’s not a safe thing to do and, frankly, not legal,” said Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson.

The folks on SR167 continued to spin in their cars and stand in observation for nearly 10 minutes.

When a trooper showed up to break up the gathering, many within the group ran over to surround the car.

“It’s a concerning situation when you have one trooper and you kind of, you know, are surrounding the trooper,” Johnson said.

The trooper left and then many officers came back to break up this group so the freeway could reopen, which took about six minutes.

“The goal is to disperse people immediately and that’s what happened,” Johnson said.

But this wasn’t the last scene of many cars meeting up to street race or do tricks.

Trooper Johnson says law enforcement were dealing with several throughout King County overnight.

It’s something they saw last week as well in Renton which ended with three people being shot.

After seeing this on the freeway, Johnson says all they can do is continue to be on the lookout to prevent a scene like this from happening again.

“You know, obviously this may occur again so they’re prepared to address it when it happens,” he said.

Trooper Johnson says SR167 was cleared at 1:59 this morning.

He says nobody was arrested at this scene when law enforcement showed up because everyone got in cars and left.