Saturday, June 04, 2016
OCPD keeping eye on social media for Cruisin’ violations
Investigation of reckless driving continues well after event’s end and cars leave
Cruisin’ Ocean City has come and gone, but the Ocean City Police are ramping up their investigations to catch reckless drivers.
Two weeks after the classic car show ended, videos have been surfacing on social media sites from participants showing off their drag racing skills. Included in the thousands of views on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram, are local officers watching to identify the vehicle or the drivers.
“Our officers really got into surveying the Internet for Cruisin’ last year, but we’re always using different tools available at our disposal,” Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said. “It’s not a full-time job looking at videos, but we have intelligent officers that are cognizant of several social media sites.”
Although this method of catching reckless drivers in the resort at the time of the event is relatively new, the department has been successful in convicting individuals. One of the most notable cases was when the department charged a Pennsylvanian man with numerous traffic citations.
at 6/04/2016 12:15:00 PM