184 Ontario ,Ca Street Racer's BUSTED 74 Towed 10-27-2008 Drag-Net
This is the Video you didn't see on the News !!! 184 arrested, 74 cars impounded. There are several cars that will be destroyed December 2008 video to follow OCCURRED DATE & TIME: September 28, 2008 0045 AM INCIDENT: STREET RACERS CAUGHT AGAIN IN HUGE BUST! 184 people arrested (including 47 juveniles) and 74 cars impounded LOCATION: 5200 E. AIRPORT DRIVE , ONTARIO The San Bernardino County Drag-Net Regional Task Force was out again Saturday night and into Sunday morning targeting illegal street racing in the City of Ontario . A group of about 75 vehicles and an estimated 185 people were detained on Airport Drive west of Etiwanda Ave. At approximately 00:45AM. A task force of officers from twelve different Police Departments ( Ontario , San Bernardino Sheriffs Department, Fontana , Upland , Chino , Montclair , Riverside PD, Azusa , Irwindale, Baldwin Park , West Covina and CHP-SIU) broke up the large gathering of illegal street racers. Three adults were arrested for racing, along with the flagger who was starting the races. All of the racers cars were impounded for thirty days. One hundred eighty four (184) people were issue d c itations for being spectators at an illegal street race. Forty seven (47) of the 187 were juveniles who were also cited for being in violation of curfew (under 18yrs and out without parent or legal guardian after 10:00 PM). Everyone found on Airport Drive was arrested and transported to the Ontario Police Department where they were booked and issued a citation for watching the illegal event. Being a spectator at an illegal street race is a crime not only in Ontario , but in several other cities an d c ounties. A total of seventy four (74) cars were impounded due to the driver and passenger(s) being arrested. Several people were issue d c itations for having illegally modified their emissions system which is common on cars modified for racing. The Drag-Net team is training officers statewide on how to recognize these illegal modifications. The owners were cited into the Bureau of Automotive Repair (B.A.R.) for an inspection by the state referee and their cars ordered out of service until repaired. Several people have been killed in the City of Ontario due to illegal street racing. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant provides training for officers, money for enforcement operations, and an educational program aimed at young high risk drivers.
Illegal Street Racing
Inland News Today's Julie Estrada reports from Ontario, which is among the many California cities where street racing has attracted those bent on speed. East Airport Drive was a popular venue for over 20 years until police began playing hardball. http://www.inlandnewstoday.com