Street Fury: Over 100 Cars Take Over California Street, Leading to Arrests and Chaos

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Illegal Street Racing Rampant in Southern California, Two Drivers Arrested

Authorities responded to multiple calls Sunday evening about over 100 cars racing down a main thoroughfare in Thousand Oaks, leading to the arrest of two drivers in connection with the illegal street takeover.

Shortly após 6:10 p.m., the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received reports of “100 to 150 cars racing in a pack” along Westlake Boulevard.

Numerous Vehicles Participating in Illegal Racing

Deputies arrived to find a large crowd of onlookers and vehicles blocking the roadway. They immediately began dispersing the crowd and taking enforcement action against the drivers involved.

  • Two drivers were arrested for reckless driving.
  • Three vehicles were impounded.
  • Over 20 citations were issued.

Officials clarified that one of the arrested drivers was a juvenile who was cited and released to their parents. The other driver was identified as a 21-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.

Public Safety at Risk

Sheriff’s officials emphasized the dangers of such reckless behavior and the potential for serious injuries to participants and innocent bystanders.

“These types of events are not only illegal but also extremely dangerous,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Garo Kuredjian. “They put not only the lives of the participants at risk but also the lives of the public.”

Ongoing Investigation

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the incident and is urging anyone with information about the street takeover to contact them at (805) 524-2451. Additionally, callers can report information anonymously through Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Residents are reminded to report any suspicious activities or events that could indicate potential illegal street racing in their neighborhoods.