Police: At least 80 arrests, 45 cars impounded in South Fulton bust
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. - Police in South Fulton said more than 90 people were arrested and 45 cars were impounded after a street racing bust.
The South Fulton Police Department said the bust was a multi-jurisdictional operation with the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and Atlanta Police Department.
Police said, in addition to the mass of arrests and vehicle impounds, law enforcement confiscated six guns and 33 grams of marijuana.
"Illegal street racing is dangerous, both for drivers and spectators. We will continue to monitor street racing activity aggressively and deploy resources to arrest or cite those responsible for this hazardous and unlawful criminal activity," said Lt. Jubal Rogers, public information officer with the South Fulton Police Department.
"Illegal street racing is dangerous, both for drivers and spectators," a Facebook post read. "We will continue to monitor street racing activity aggressively and deploy resources to arrest or cite those responsible for this hazardous and unlawful criminal activity."
Metro-Atlanta law enforcement agencies have been making concerted efforts to eliminate street racers.
A recent Clayton County bust netted dozens of arrests and citations to juvenile participants' parents.
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Street racing laws were a legislative priority in Georgia this session.
Street racing is a problem across the country. A busy freeway in the Washington, D.C., area was blocked when drivers, captured on video, were doing donuts.
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