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Detroit police arrest 3, seize 12 automobiles for drag racing & drifting over the weekend

(WXYZ) — Police are making it identified that drag racing and drifting won’t be tolerated within the Metropolis of Detroit.

Cops have been cracking down on drag racers over the previous few years, and that continued on Friday.

Three individuals have been arrested and 12 automobiles have been confiscated after an incident close to Woodmere and Vernor on Friday evening.

Folks in close by neighborhoods are fed up. one girl mentioned individuals are treating the park as a race monitor, continuously doing donuts are the parking zone, no matter who’s round.

Tire stains are nonetheless on the sidewalk close to Nancy Quezada’s neighborhood in Southwest Detroit. She’s lived there for 3 years now with younger children, however the park down the road is off-limits.

“We do not enable our children to go to the park as a result of it is harmful,” Quezada mentioned.

As an alternative, she’s created a jungle gymnasium behind the gate so her children can nonetheless play.

Joseph Zent mentioned drag racing has been an issue for years now.

“(They’re) often do 70 miles an hour down this road and it is a 25 mph residential highway,” he mentioned.

In June 2021, Detroit Police vowed to take a agency stance on drag racing and drifting. In only one weekend final 12 months, they gave out 62 tickets.

Police have mentioned drag racing can result in huge crowds, ingesting, and even weapons pulled throughout arguments. That is why spectators get in bother, too. Police ticketed 25 of them on Friday.

DPD is asking individuals to name 911 in the event that they see this taking place, and if it is secure to take action, pull out your telephone and snap a video of the drag racing. You can catch a license plate and assist them with their investigation.

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