Four arrested in street racing crackdown, four cars towed

A bill signed Tuesday by Governor Ron DeSantis removes a requirement that police personally witness street racing to make an arrest. (MGN)
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO)-- A Feb. 15 crackdown on illegal street racing led to the arrests of four people, four vehicles being towed and 46 citations, the Sparks Police Department said Thursday.

The Sparks Police Department, the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office the Nevada Highway Patrol conducted the crackdown to disrupt and prevent further street racing, Sparks police said.

The Nevada Office of Traffic Safety’s Joining Forces provided money to pay for the crackdown.

Police said there have been several complaints of high-speed driving in the Truckee Meadows due to the racing.

On Jan. 25, Luis Aflredo Lara-Rodrgiuez, 19, of Reno is alleged to have led police on a chase, running several stoplights, before police broke off the chase and later arrested him in south Reno. Police had responded to street racing in the Sparks industrial area. Police also arrested a 17-year-old in that incident.

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