More than 100 people are under arrest after Harris County deputies and other agencies cracked down on illegal street racing this weekend. Harris County officials created a traffic crimes unit last year to deal with increases in street racing and reckless driving.
The crackdown resulted when race fans converged in Baytown last week for a drag race event at Houston Raceway Park. Enthusiasts weren’t willing to limit the racing to the racetrack. In addition to the arrests, several vehicles were towed and weapons were confiscated.