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Operation to combat street racing yields 120 citations

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 15:27:14-04

PIKESVILLE, Md. — Baltimore County Police issued 120 citations during an eight-hour operation to combat street racing, county police said.

The operation conducted Friday night with the Maryland State Police yielded 130 traffic stops. During those stops 120 citations were issued, as well as 93 warnings and 58 safety equipment repair orders, police said. One felony arrest was also made, as well as an arrested of an impaired driver and an arrest of a driver with a suspected license.

The operation targeted stretches of I-70, I-695, I-795, Baltimore National Pike, Security Boulevard, and Pulaski Highway. Last year, operations along similar roadways racked up 97 citations.

So far in 2019, three people have died from illegal street racing, Baltimore County Police said. The continued targeting of street racing is part of the state’s “Toward Zero Death’s” campaign, in which the goal is to eliminate road deaths due to speeding, alcohol, and other factors.