Three group were arrested during a thoroughfare takeover connected Saturday evening successful southwest Houston, Texas, arsenic authorities ace down connected nan vulnerable events statewide.
About 200 cars were progressive successful Saturday's takeover. One of nan suspects had a 13-year-old rider successful his car and was arrested for kid endangerment, Harris County Sheriff Major Susan Cotter said.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office and Houston Police Department arrested 3 group during a thoroughfare takeover connected Saturday night. (Harris County Sheriff's Office)
The Houston Police Department launched a Traffic Crimes Task Force successful December 2020 to ace down connected thoroughfare takeovers, successful which car clubs and crowds of group descend connected an intersection aliases parking batch to race, drift, and thrust recklessly.
"The meetups tin beryllium organized successful minutes and pull hundreds of people," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday. "Ordinary motorists and pedestrians consequence their lives if they stumble upon nan chaos. Things tin quickly spell wrong."
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched a task unit connected Thursday done nan Department of Public Safety to ace down connected thoroughfare takeovers aft aggregate intersections were blocked disconnected successful nan authorities superior of Austin past weekend.
Social media video shows fireworks detonate during thoroughfare racing successful Austin, Texas. (TWITTER/@aaroncrews)
Videos showed car clubs drifting successful nan mediate of nan street, mounting disconnected fireworks, and throwing rocks and bottles astatine constabulary officers who were responding to nan scene.
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At slightest seven group were arrested connected aggregate charges stemming from nan Austin event, including evading arrest, possession of meth, and unlawful carrying of weapons.
"We must nonstop a clear connection that these reckless, coordinated criminal events will not beryllium tolerated successful Texas," Abbott said Thursday. "This statewide task unit will activity intimately pinch section officials and rule enforcement to investigate, prosecute, and forestall these vulnerable thoroughfare takeovers."
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