Photos: 80 Arrested for street racing in Gwinnett

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Gwinnett County and neighboring jurisdictions have seen an increase in illegal and dangerous street racing activities in recent months. 

Gwinnett Police officers responded to a call regarding illegal street racing activities in Peachtree Corners Circle and Spalding Drive on May 1. Officers were able to block in 26 vehicles and their occupants successfully. Numerous officers from Lilburn, Norcross, off-duty officers, officers from surrounding patrol districts, and other specialized units responded to assist. 

In all, about 68 adults were arrested and transported to the Gwinnett Detention Center with assistance from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office using a large transport bus and two smaller van-style transport vehicles. Twenty juveniles were arrested and released to parents/guardians.

A total of 26 cars were impounded, and five handguns were recovered.

Additionally, those partaking in these illegal activities surrounded and damaged a pizza delivery driver’s vehicle who was attempting to escape the chaos. 

Photos of the arrests are below.

“This exceptional response and coordination amongst numerous agencies achieved incredible results. The Gwinnett Police Department recognizes the hazard these illegal street racing activities pose to the motoring and pedestrian public,” said Gwinnett County Police spokesperson Hideshi Valle. “These dangerous and reckless activities will not be tolerated. We are committed to keeping the streets of Gwinnett County safe for all residents and visitors.”

Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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