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APD Completes successful Street Racing Operation

Officers worked in conjunction with Field Services PRT units, Traffic Section DWI, the Street Crimes Unit, and Air Support on West Central from Atrisco to 98th Street.

Aug. 18, 2020

The Albuquerque Police Department just wrapped up a successful street racing operation on West Central Avenue.

The tac plan took place over the course of the last three Thursday nights on West Central from Atrisco to 98th Street. Officers worked in conjunction with Field Services PRT units, Traffic Section DWI, the Street Crimes Unit, and Air Support.

During the operation, 50 traffic stops were made with 34 citations handed out. There was one DWI arrest, two reckless driving arrests, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, and one felony warrant arrest.

In addition, four drivers were cited for reckless driving, two guns were recovered, four criminal trespass notifications were issued, and eight vehicles were towed.

Officers are also seeing a growing problem with ATVs speeding in the area near West Central and are actively working to enforce those concerns as well.

“APD officers worked with the community in Southwest Albuquerque to tackle street racing and keep neighborhoods safe,” Mayor Keller said.

As a result of this tac plan, APD officers have seen a significant decrease in drag racing and reckless driving on West Central. As concerns over drag racing in this area have increased officers will continue efforts to tackle the problem.