4 arrested, 22 cited, car towed in street racing crackdown

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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- The Reno Police Department cracked down on street racing Friday night, arresting four people, towing one vehicle and issuing 22 tickets.

The seven officers and one sergeant also stopped several vehicles.

Police arrested people for possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and having an illegal speed contest and one person was picked up on a misdemeanor warrant.

The citations were for speeding, reckless driving and other racing-related violations, police said.

Police towed the vehicle because it was used for racing.

“This operation was due to community and law enforcement concerns related to the dangers and nuisances related to illegal street racing,” police said Saturday in a statement. “Similar operations are anticipated to take place throughout the summer.”

There was an April 27 street racing crackdown with other law enforcement agencies that led to 113 traffic citations. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter was used in that operation.

The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety provided the grant that allowed the crackdown.

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