CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police site visitors enforcement officers made two arrests for road racing late Thursday amid a citywide crackdown on harmful driving.
The 2 arrests got here throughout an enhanced enforcement element on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, McMullen Sales space Highway, Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Drew Road.
A complete of 42 site visitors stops have been performed, with six arrests being made, together with 5 for DUI. Thirty-three drivers have been cited for rushing.
At 7:40 p.m. at Drew Road and Hillcrest Avenue, Eric Howard (DOB 1-14-1978) of Clearwater was stopped after he was racing one other car. He was going 71 mph in a 40 mph zone. He was booked in to the Pinellas County Jail on a cost of racing on a freeway, in addition to driving beneath the affect.
At 9:09 p.m. at Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard simply west of Belcher Highway, Landon Braciulis (DOB 10-11-2002) of Clearwater was seen racing one other car. He was going greater than twice the velocity restrict – 86 mph in a 40 mph zone. He, too, was booked in to jail on a cost of racing on a freeway.
“We’re seeing a rise in critical car crashes, so you may anticipate to see extra targeted site visitors enforcement sooner or later,” stated Police Chief Dan Slaughter. “The racing actually displays essentially the most egregious violations, however all folks have to be conscious of driving the velocity restrict, staying alert, and never permitting themselves to develop into distracted.”
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