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Street Racing Enforcement Operation leads to multiple arrests and citations

Posted at 10:12 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 13:12:31-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield Police and the California Highway Patrol conducted a Street Racing Enforcement Operation Friday night, leading to multiple citations and arrests.

Around 300 street racers took over the roads, blocking traffic. Multiple residents said they were stuck on the roads, including a family trying to take their child to the hospital.

Police say the night ended with 28 citations, 29 cars impounded, five arrests and three DUI's. Officials say they also seized a stolen car.

Anyone with information about illegal street racing or reckless driving is asked to call BPD at 321-7111 or CHP at 396-6600.