New Haven Police Arrest 47 People in Drag Racing Detail

Daniela Doncel
October 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - New Haven police arrested 48 people and towed 10 vehicles while addressing drag racing in the city on Saturday, October 12. 

City officials say there were 47 adult arrests and one juvenile arrest. According to police, the motor vehicle charges range from the operation of an unregistered vehicle to the misuse of a marker plate. 

Police also made arrests on charges such as trespass in the third degree.

East Shore top cop Lieutenant Jason Rentkowics and a team of New Haven police officers set up in the area of Foxon Boulevard to tackle the drag racers.

Police say they developed a strategic plan which included establishing traffic posts at target locations to address various violations.

They say business owners in the area said this activity was unwanted and grew increasingly concerned about the issue.

According to police, the majority of the arrests were made at a McDonald's located on Foxon Boulevard which was the most popular location for racers to stage.

Police say those who were arrested were issued a promise to appear in court. ​