Maryland police target street racing, aggressive driving in Baltimore County

PIKESVILLE, Md. - Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police coordinated efforts in a joint initiative focused on targeting aggressive drivers and illegal street racing, the agencies said Monday.

Taking place Aug. 17 and 18, the operation resulted in 65 traffic stops, 97 citations, 33 warnings, 23 safety equipment repair orders, and three impaired driving arrests.

The agencies focused on the area around I-70 and I-695. 

Police learned of two illegal street races, including one that shut down westbound I-70 for about 15 minutes as about 50 to 60 people congregated on the highway to catch the race. Police positioned themselves strategically to intercept the two racers and charge them accordingly, police said. 

Police said they will continue to focus on street racing and other such illegal actions during initiatives throughout the week. 

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