Three street racers were arrested after a recent car wreck on I-85 North in DeKalb County that was caused by local street racers ‘blocking’ lanes of the interstate for the use of racers and car enthusiasts, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to reports of street racers blocking several lanes in the Spaghetti Junction area for vehicles to do burnouts, doughnuts, and racing-type activities, causing a vehicular accident. As they arrived on scene, a black Chevrolet pickup truck left the scene, traveling north on I-85. The truck had been noted in initial police reports as one of the vehicles involved in blocking lanes for street racing that night, so troopers pursued the truck and pulled it over about a mile down the road, arresting the three occupants, all from Marietta.
The driver of the truck was identified as one of the organizers of the racing event and was arrested for charges including racing, improper stopping in the roadway, HOV lane violation, driving without a license, and other moving violations. This incident comes after a plethora of other high-profile arrests as metro Atlanta police departments continue to crack down on street racing activity.
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