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CHP cracks down on street racing, issues 15 citations over weekend

Posted at 8:23 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 12:05:05-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol continues to ramp up its operations to curb illegal street racing.

On Tuesday, the CHP's Bakersfield office announced it issued 15 citations over the weekend as part of its street racing enforcement detail that ran from Friday through Sunday.

The CHP stopped 27 vehicles and issued 15 citations for moving violations and equipment violations.

Two people were arrested for DUI and one vehicle was impounded, after the driver was found without a license.

The CHP said in a press release, "Street racing is always illegal and extremely dangerous. The public’s assistance is essential to stopping street racing. Anyone with information regarding street racing activity is urged to call 911."