RACING CRACKDOWN | Police shut down large illegal street race on I-70

RACING CRACKDOWN | Police shut down large illegal street race on I-70

CATONSVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - Local law enforcement cracked down on aggressive driving and street racing in the area of I-695 and I-70, including stopping a very large illegal race happening westbound on I-70, according to a news release.

A joint team of state troopers and Baltimore County police made 65 traffic stops this Friday and Saturday, arresting three drivers for alleged impaired driving.

They also issued 97 citations, 33 warnings and 23 safety equipment repair orders, according to the news release.

Officers learned about two illegal street races, one happening on I-70 with about 50 to 60 people.

I-70 was shut down to westbound traffic for about 15 minutes while the racing was going on.

Maryland State Police did not know exactly what time that race happened but said the crackdown initiative began at 8 p.m. Friday.

Troopers and county officers were able to position themselves ahead of the participants, who started to flee after they realized police were there, according to the news release.

The team was able to stop two street racers, both of whom were charged.

The State Police's Golden Ring Barrack and the Baltimore County Police Department will keep working to stop illegal street racing and deter others from taking part in it, according to the release.

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