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WA street racing task force arrest third event organizer charged

BELLEVUE, WA — The Washington Regional Street Racing Task Force announced another major arrest on Wednesday, taking into custody a third person charged with staging illegal events in the area. The Washington State Patrol says a 24-year-old Kenmore man was arrested last Friday on suspicion of staging races and street ‘takeover’ events in King and Snohomish counties .

The multi-agency task force formed in March, with the goal of cracking down on illegal street racing in Snohomish, Pierce and King counties. Since then, law enforcement has filed nearly 400 charges against multiple suspects, ranging from misdemeanor reckless driving, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and malicious mischief to felonies. In May, the task force announced charges against 29 people facing more than 200 criminal charges.

WSP writes:

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“The street racing and sideshow scene has grown in popularity across the country in recent years. As popularity grew, so did the frequency and danger of these events occurring in our area. As a result of this behavior reckless and dangerous, several people have been seriously injured and/or killed while participating in or witnessing these events.This does not include the countless number of innocent citizens who are negatively affected by noise, road closures and direct intimidation or danger from people who attend these racing events. The force has worked diligently over the past four months to hold race organizers, participants and participants accountable for these investigative efforts.”

Law enforcement in all three counties has joined forces with WSP to end street racing in all jurisdictions, in partnership with local prosecutors.

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