Dallas Police Speeding and Racing Task Force makes 18 arrests, issues 117 citations in 2 days – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Dallas Police Department’s Racing and Speeding Task Force continues to hunt down erratic drivers.
Between May 14 and May 16, 2021, officers performed 153 roadside checks, issued 117 citations, made 2 felony arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests, towed 24 vehicles and seized 13 firearms.
According to the Dallas Police Department, officers observed two vehicles driving on the TXPRESS on Saturday, May 15.
Officers stopped traffic on one of the vehicles and the driver was arrested for running on a freeway, the Dallas Police Department said.
In another incident, 10 officers responded to 635 and Abrams Road and arrested seven spectators for watching a race preparation event.
The spectator vehicles, which were set up for the race with racing tires, exhaust modifications and interior modifications, were towed to the city of Dallas car pound.
On Sunday, an officer working in the Street Racing Operation was using radar and observed a vehicle moving at high speed, the Dallas Police Department said.
According to the Dallas Police Department, the officer conducted a roadside check of the vehicle and discovered that several of the passengers were armed with weapons.
Additional officers were called to the scene, and the two passengers were arrested for illegally carrying a weapon and admitted to being members of the criminal street gang 65 Grove Side, the Dallas Police Department said.