The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, March 26-28, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 149 traffic stops, issued 115 citations, and made 41 arrests. Two offenses were cleared, two guns were recovered, and 13 encounters involved drugs. One of those drug encounters resulted in the confiscation of 1 kilo of black tar heroin. This seizure was a joint effort between the Dallas PD – task force officers and Canine – and the DEA.
Another highlighted incident involved Dallas officers responding to a takeover event with approximately 20 vehicles. As officers attempted to disengage from a fleeing suspect, a second vehicle drove up on the shoulder and struck a marked Dallas Police Tahoe. The suspect vehicle fled from the scene, but with the assistance of Air 1, the suspect and occupants of the vehicle were all detained. The driver was charged with Deadly Conduct, Evading Arrest/Detention in a Vehicle, Possession of Marijuana, and outstanding warrants.
Overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – March 28, 2021) are as follows: