FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — California Highway Patrol officers worked quickly to stop a sideshow that was happening right next to Interstate 80 near Fairfield.

Officers say, on Wednesday evening, a group was putting on an alleged “sideshow” on Nelson Road — in plain view of the freeway.

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With the street being a dead end, officers were able to easily block in the drivers from trying to escape.

Officers easily trapped the alleged sideshow drivers from escaping. (Credit: CHP Solano)

CHP says “appropriate enforcement action” was taken, but all the drivers were released.

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Officers note that sideshows are dangerous and illegal activities. With Nelson road often seeing pedestrian and bicyclist traffic, that danger was heightened.

Anyone who sees a sideshow happening is urged to call authorities immediately.

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On July 13, 2019, Northbound Interstate 5 was closed between Pocket Road and Florin Road by drivers carrying out a sideshow.