On Tuesday night, an illegal street racer sped away from officers, lost control of his BMW, and crashed into the downtown plaza in Orange.
Last night, members of the Orange Police Department’s Motor Unit were deployed to combat these street hooligans, specifically targeting street racing, street take-overs and illegally modified vehicles.
The officers encountered a gathering of approximately 100 vehicles in the area of Santiago Canyon and Jamboree.
The officers were able to disperse the group before any nefarious driving could occur, but did make many stops for violations of the vehicle code.
As a result of last night’s operation, the police officers did issue 42 citations, impound 3 vehicles, sent 5 vehicles to the State BAR Referee for illegal engine modifications and arrested one driver for DUI.