Drag racing bust nets 25 arrests in Clayton County - CBS46 News

Drag racing bust nets 25 arrests in Clayton County

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(Source: Clayton County Police Department) (Source: Clayton County Police Department)
(Source: Clayton County Police Department) (Source: Clayton County Police Department)
Suspects in handcuffs on a curb. (Source: Clayton County Police Dept.) Suspects in handcuffs on a curb. (Source: Clayton County Police Dept.)
25 suspects were arrested on Aug. 7. (Source: Clayton County Police Dept.) 25 suspects were arrested on Aug. 7. (Source: Clayton County Police Dept.)
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Twenty-five people were arrested Monday after a drag-racing bust in Clayton County.

According to the Clayton County Police Dept., the bust was made after business owners in the area complained of street racing which resulted in more than $30,000 in property damage over the past year.  

Officials said Clayton County PD and the Clayton County Sheriff's Office arrived at Tradeport Drive and Airline Museum Way shortly after midnight on Aug. 7 and found several vehicles gathered in the area. Police say several people tried to flee the scene, but nearly two dozen people were arrested.

Sixteen vehicles were impounded and six weapons were seized as a result of the arrests. 

Police say most of the people were charged with criminal trespass, loitering and prowling and obstruction, as no actual drag racing was occurring during the bust.

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