Fresno police crackdown on street racing, issue 86 citations

Over the weekend, the department sent more officers to patrol for illegal racing and sideshows.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno police are cracking down on street racing and dangerous driving on Blackstone Avenue.

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Over the weekend, the department sent more officers to patrol for illegal racing and sideshows.

Officers made a total of 166 traffic stops and issued 86 citations on Sunday night.

Ten other drivers were arrested for being under the influence.

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The department has been focusing on traffic enforcement through saturation patrols as the number of fatal collisions is on the rise.

In December, four people were killed in a crash on Bullard and Palm minutes after police tried pulling over an 18-year-old street racer.

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