(WXYZ) – Police say drag racing and drifting will not be tolerated in the city of Detroit.
Cops have been cracking down on drag racers for the past few years, and it continued on Friday.
Three people were arrested and 12 cars were confiscated after an incident near Woodmere and Vernor on Friday evening.
The people in the neighboring neighborhoods are fed up. one woman said people treat the park like a racetrack, constantly doing donuts as parking lots, no matter who is there.
Tire stains are still on the sidewalk near the Nancy Quezada neighborhood in southwestern Detroit. She has lived there for three years now with young children, but the park down the street is off limits.
“We don’t allow our children to go to the park because it’s dangerous,” Quezada said.
Instead, she created a jungle gym behind the gate so her kids could always play.
Joseph Zent said drag racing has been a problem for years now.
“(They) frequently do 70 miles an hour on this street and it’s a 25 mph residential road,” he said.
In June 2021, Detroit police pledged to take a tough stance on drag racing and drifting. In a single weekend last year, they gave away 62 tickets.
Police said drag races can lead to large crowds, booze and even guns being fired during arguments. That’s why the spectators also get in trouble. Police convicted 25 of them on Friday.
DPD is asking people to call 911 if they see this happening, and if it’s safe, pull out your phone and take a video of the drag race. You might grab a license plate and help them with their investigation.