San Marcos- On Friday, July 31, 2009, Officers from the Chula Vista, San Diego, National City, Oceanside, Escondido, San Diego State University, San Diego Sheriff's Office and California Highway Patrol teamed up to conduct a multi-agency Illegal Street Racing and Modification Enforcement operation. The operation took place in the City of San Marcos, county of San Diego.
The detail was part of the Operation Crack Down on Illegal Street Racing Grant funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The operation targeted vehicles that have been illegally modified for the purpose of Illegal Street racing as well as vehicles with other equipment violations. During the operation 98 citations were issued to drivers for vehicle code violations, officers had 178 contacts and 25 vehicle were impounded for various reasons including unlicensed drivers, suspended drivers, and a stolen engine.
This was considered a successful operation, both in number of citations issued and the amount of public awareness generated. The Dragnet Task Force is continuing their efforts to keep drivers in our communities safe.
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