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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Workplace says they, along with a number of different regulation enforcement companions, cracked down as soon as once more on drag racers in downtown Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
A number of occasions over current months, video has proven reckless driving and automobiles doing burnouts within the Twin Cities, together with earlier this month, the place video on social media confirmed the intersection of Washington and third avenues within the North Loop neighborhood stuffed with automobiles, and drivers doing donuts and burnouts.
In that Oct. 10-11 incident, the Minneapolis Police Division stated officers have been met with hostile and aggressive conduct, with rocks and bottles being thrown at them. Police spokesperson John Elder says one squad automotive was broken.
“The very fact of the matter is that these persons are making a harmful setting that threatens the security of others whereas damaging property. It is a sample of conduct that has plagued cities throughout the metro, particularly this summer season,” Elder stated.
On Saturday, the county sheriff’s workplace stated that they had made 59 site visitors stops, arrested 15 individuals, issued 21 citations and recovered 9 firearms.
“To be clear, these are NOT joyriders. They’re extraordinarily harmful and extremely damaging,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Along with Minneapolis and St. Paul police and Hennepin County deputies, officers with Metro Transit, the State Patrol, Brooklyn Park Police, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Division have been all concerned within the crackdown.
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