NEWPORT BEACH — On Sunday, March 28, 2021, the Newport Beach Police Department conducted a joint operation targeting loud vehicles with modified exhaust as well as racing vehicles traveling throughout the city.
The operation was conducted after numerous complaints from residents and announcements of a planned operation. The Newport Beach Police Department stepped up its traffic enforcement and launched a Loud/Modified Vehicle Exhaust and Street Racing Enforcement Operations through summer.
The March 28th joint operation included the:
- Newport Beach Police Department
- Newport Beach Code Enforcement,
- California Highway Patrol (CHP),
- California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),
- and the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR).
The results of this joint operation:
- 136 vehicles were stopped for violations
- 102 vehicles were cited for vehicle code violations (which includes loud/modified exhaust)
- 17 vehicles were inspected on-site for modified exhaust violations by a BAR Referee
- Two vehicles were referred to on-site DMV investigators for possible registration violations
- Five drivers were cited for exceeding 100 MPH
- One driver was cited for driving 130 MPH
- One driver was arrested for 10851 CVC – Stolen Vehicle
“Hopefully, as word spreads of these joint operations, drivers will be more considerate and adhere to vehicle codes and obey traffic laws,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “My guess is, members of the community are grateful for the local and state officers, and team members who participated in this operation.”