The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 4 – 11, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 224 traffic stops, issued 221 citations, and made 6 felony arrests, 22 misdemeanor arrests, and seized 4 guns during this period.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, officers working the street racing task force operation observed an individual spectating at a reckless driving event and observed the individual waving a gun around. Officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle he was in and arrested him for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. This is at least the third time this individual has been arrested by the SRTF.
On a separate incident, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, officers working the SRTF operation observed two vehicles in a contest of speed attempting to outdistance each other. Officers were able to get both vehicles stopped and arrested one driver for two counts of Child Endangerment and Racing on Highway/Roadway and the other driver for Racing on Highway/Roadway.
The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (February 19 – April 11, 2021) are as follows: