On January 4th, 2022

California BAR Assists with New Year’s Day Illegal Street Racing Enforcement Operation

“Illegal side shows and street racing put lives at risk.  By including BAR representatives in operations targeting street racing, law enforcement officers are relying upon a very important tool to assist them in citations and impounds. Thank you to all who spent New Year’s Day working to protect us.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona

FRESNO COUNTY - On January 1, 2022, between 5:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., the California Bureau of Automotive Repair assisted several law enforcement agencies with an operation to address illegal street racing and side-show activities throughout Fresno County. During the operation, all illegal engine modifications and emissions violations were sent to BAR representatives for further inspection as part of the penalty process.

During the operation, law enforcement officers conducted 200 traffic stops.  The results include:

22 vehicles impounded

  • 133 tickets were issued
  • 3 speed violations
  • 1 right of way violation
  • 1 DUI arrest
  • 21 exhaust violations
    62 equipment violations
  • 51 infractions
  • 4 felony arrests (evading and possession of a firearm)
    21 BAR inspections

Agencies that took part in this operation include:

  • Fresno PD,
  • Clovis PD,
  • Fresno County Sheriff's Office,
  • CHP,
  • BAR

In summary, officers issued 138 total citations and impounded 22 vehicles.



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