The Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, May 14 – May 16, 2021, cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 153 traffic stops, issued 117 citations, made 2 felony arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests, towed 24 vehicles, and seized 13 guns during this period.
On Saturday, May 15, 2021, officers observed two vehicles racing on the TXPRESS. A traffic stop was made on one of the vehicles and the driver was arrested for racing on a highway.
On a separate incident, supervisors then gathered approximately 10 officers who went to the location of 635 and Abrams Road and arrested seven spectators for spectating at a racing preparation event. The spectator vehicles (which were set up to race with racing tires, exhaust modifications, and interior modifications) were towed to the City of Dallas auto pound. This incident was documented on case number 085181-2021.
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, an officer working the Street Racing Operation was running radar and observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and while talking with the occupants discovered several of the passengers were armed with weapons. Additional officers were called to the scene for cover. Both passengers were arrested for unlawful carrying of a weapon and admitted to being members of the criminal street gang 65 Grove Side. This offense is documented on case number 085672-2021.
The overall weekend totals from the SRTF’s inception (May 14 – May 16, 2021) are as follows:
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