Illegal Drag Racing Takes Over Chicago Streets

A Chicago police task force worked to stop “dangerous” drag racing in the city, according to the Chicago Police Department in a press statement on Monday, August 29, after a “street takeover” during the weekend.

Police said there were nine arrests and seven vehicle impoundments on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. The police department said they expect to identify more offenders using video, including those on social media.

Video posted by @chilandlord early Sunday morning shows cars doing donuts and blocking an intersection in Chicago, Illinois.

Local news outlets reported that a 40-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by a speeding Corvette on Sunday. Police said that there was an ongoing investigation to determine if the incident was connected to drag racing. Credit: @chilandlord via Storyful

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