On February 14, 2022, the Speeding and Racing Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement by cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 48 traffic stops, issued 22 citations, 7 spectator citations, towed 11 vehicles, made 2 felony arrests, 6 misdemeanor arrests, and seized 6 guns during this period. Officers disrupted multiple reckless driving events involving over 100 vehicles throughout Dallas. These types of events often referred to as “takeovers”, were stopped and broken up with the collaborative effort of the SRTF and Central Police Officers.
The department does not in any way condone the reckless and irresponsible behavior of anyone who participates in speeding and street racing illegally. We will continue to use all prosecutorial means to arrest and charge those found guilty to the fullest extent of the law. Vehicles used will be impounded and spectators can face possible fines. Illegal street racing is highly discouraged and DPD is asking the public to call 911 to report this illegal activity.