“Anyone who has spent any time in Newport Beach and its surrounding communities is likely aware of the ongoing problem surrounding speeding vehicles and loud or modified exhaust from vehicles. By targeting these violations, law enforcement is working to increase public safety and to put a stop to public nuisances that take away from our quality of life in our communities.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
NEWPORT BEACH – On August 13, 2022, California Bureau of Automotive Repair representatives assisted numerous law enforcement agencies with a traffic enforcement operation designed to combat street racing and vehicles with loud or modified exhaust.
The enforcement operation included the Newport Beach Police Department as well as police departments from Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Santa Ana, the California Highway Patrol and the California Bureau of Automotive Repair.
The operation targeted Coastal Orange County as well as freeway and arterial access points to the coast.
The results of the operation:
- 206 vehicles were stopped for violations
- 177 vehicles were cited for vehicle code violations (which includes loud/modified exhaust)
- 16 vehicles were inspected on-site for modified exhaust violations
- 1 driver was cited for exceeding 100 miles per hour
- 3 vehicles were stopped and the drivers/passengers were arrested for violations that included possession of a loaded firearm, unlicensed driver/warrants and evading a peace officer
The City of Newport Beach extended its appreciation to its local law enforcement and state agency partners for their assistance and anticipates additional joint operations in the future.