Garden Grove

Crackdown on reckless driving

RECKLESS DRIVING and street takeovers are being targeted by local police (Shutterstock).

There has been an increase in reckless driving and street racing/takeovers all across Orange County and Southern California, so local law enforcement agencies have stepped up efforts to curb those activities dangerous and illegal activities. More than half the resulting fatalities not being those behind the wheel.

Police say if you are caught, cited and convicted of reckless driving, you could serve time in county jail, pay a fine, have your drivers license suspended and your vehicle towed and impounded for up to 30 days. Additionally, if someone is killed as a result of your actions, you can be charged with murder.

In an effort to combat this threat to public safety, Garden Grove Police Department will have additional officers on patrol, conducting high-visibility enforcement.

Over the weekend of Aug. 6-7, Garden Grove police officers conducted high-visibility enforcement of reckless driving and street racing/takeovers that have increased in the city.

A total of 100-plus cars were stopped, 84 citations issued, eight vehicles impounded, and five arrests made (three for street racing, one for DUI, one for vehicle pursuit).

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