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Council considering impounding street racing vehicles

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 20:07:41-04

Tucson police may soon be able to lock up cars used in street racing. 

City council is scheduled to debate an ordinance allowing officers to impound someone's car if that person is cited for street racing. 
 
The city has tried to crack down on these races for years, especially in the wake of bad crashes.
 
Earlier this year, the city debated increased penalties for people caught or even watching, street races.
After increasing fines and penalties for racers and people watching the races, council members now hope giving police the power to impound cars after citing people for racing will help.

“We’ve been in situations where we've given someone a ticket for street racing and 45 minutes later there racing again,” said Councilman Paul Cunningham.

“We really need to make this enforcement work so it stops the street racing. The only way I think we can do that effectively is start impounding the cars.”