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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Eight Hour Street Racing Initiative Leads To 120 Citations Issued in Baltimore County

(PIKESVILLE, Md.) – A joint law enforcement initiative to combat aggressive driving and illegal street racing on Friday night leads to 120 citations issued to motorists in Baltimore County.

Traffic enforcement efforts by Maryland state troopers and Baltimore County officers during the eight-hour operation resulted in 130 traffic stops on Friday, June 7, 2019. The initiative resulted in 130 traffic stops which led to troopers and officers issuing a combined total of 120 citations, 93 warnings and 58 safety equipment repair orders. Police also made one felony arrest on an outstanding warrant, and one arrest each for impaired driving and a suspended license.

Maryland State Police from the Golden Ring Barrack, Motor Unit, Automotive Safety Enforcement Division and the Criminal Enforcement Division joined forces with the Baltimore County Police Department to combat illegal street racing in areas known for the aggressive driving behavior. The joint enforcement effort took place in areas along Interstate 70, I-695, I-795, Baltimore National Pike, Security Boulevard and Pulaski Highway. In 2018, a similar joint operation on I-70 and I-695 resulted in 65 traffic stops which led to troopers and officers issuing 97 citations, 33 warnings and 23 safety equipment repair orders.

To date in 2019, there have been three fatalities due to illegal street racing in Baltimore County. The Maryland State Police continue to support the Maryland Department of Transportation’s campaign “Toward Zero Deaths.” These high visibility enforcement efforts are aimed at reducing the number of aggressive driving, motor vehicle crashes in which speed, alcohol and other driving violations are contributing factors to crashes on Maryland roads.

Funded in part by the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Highway Safety Office, the Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack and the Baltimore County Police Department will continue their efforts to put a stop to illegal street racing and deter others from being a part of such illegal activity. Future initiatives are planned to continue to combat the issue.


Ruh Roh said...

Berlin Barracks rookies should be assigned to that region

teach y'all a thing or two regarding real traffic stops

instead of harassing drivers going to work

Anonymous said...

This needs to be done every 3 months.

Anonymous said...

Decent start, now if they would just do something about the idiots racing up and down the streets on stolen dirt bikes and 4wheelers on the other 364 dys of the year.

Anonymous said...

You mean speeding drivers going to work ?.


trooper boy

you know what I'm talking about

I'll see you in Federal court in DC

your pension will pay my mortgage

Anonymous said...

Obviously you ain't a LAC your a hack go back to mommy's basement.

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Anonymous said...

And there you have it. Eight hours of overtime for "special enforcement" and the offenders will be right back to their normal routine of street racing again next weekend. Big deal. These events are nothing but publicity stunts by law enforcement.