Sunday July 3rd, 2022 6:56PM

Dozens of street racers arrested in Gwinnett Co.

By Jonathan O'Brien Anchor/Reporter

Police are hailing the coordination that aided in the arrest of more than 80 street racers in Gwinnett County over the weekend. 

According to a press release, officers responded to reports of illegal street racing on Peachtree Corners Circle and Spalding Drive. The officers were able to block 26 vehicles and their occupants from escaping successfully. 

"Numerous officers from Lilburn, Norcross, off-duty officers, officers from surrounding patrol districts, and other specialized units responded to assist," the release stated. "Approximately 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 taken into custody and released to their parents or guardians a short time later. Officers also recovered five handguns. 

A pizza delivery driver's car was surrounded and damaged in the chaos as well, according to police. 

Cases of illegal street racing are on the rise across metro Atlanta, and the individuals involved often evade capture by fleeing the scene. 

"This exceptional response and coordination amongst numerous agencies achieved incredible results," GPD said in a statement. "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." 

© Copyright 2022
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Lawrenceville man arrested for sexual battery
Gwinnett County Police arrested a Lawrenceville man Thursday who is accused of sexual battery.
6:17PM ( 1 day ago )
Flowery Branch man arrested after Wednesday evening standoff
A Flowery Branch man was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday following a standoff in Sterling on the Lake that began Wednesday afternoon.
1:45PM ( 3 days ago )
Man charged with murdering his uncle in Gilmer Co.
Law enforcement in Gilmer County said the nephew of a man found dead on Friday has been charged with murder.
5:02PM ( 6 days ago )
Man arrested in Gwinnett County for sex acts against children
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit arrested a man who is accused of comitting sex acts against children.
1:30PM ( 6 days ago )
Suspect arrested in Hall County mulcher theft
The Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Sunday accused of the theft of a $40,000 mulcher from the side of I-985.
By AccessWDUN Staff
12:55PM ( 6 days ago )