48 arrested in crackdown on illegal drag racing

October 14, 2019 GMT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in New Haven, Connecticut have arrested 48 people and towed 10 vehicles in a crackdown on illegal drag racing in the city.

Lt. Jason Rentkowics says the crackdown Saturday was in response to complaints from business owners in the Foxon Boulevard area of the city.

Most of the arrests were made near a McDonald’s restaurant, a major staging area for the drag races.

Some of those arrested were racers and some were spectators. One was a juvenile.

They were charged with several offenses, from third-degree trespass, to operation of an unregistered vehicle and misuse of a marker place.

All those arrested were released on a promise to appear in court.