CALGARY – Police have laid dozens of charges after busting street racers on Stoney Trail.
Officers were conducting traffic enforcement on Barlow Trail on Friday, when they noticed a number of vehicles heading towards eastbound Stoney Trail.
“That’s the only [location] we’ve been able to confirm so far,” says Insp. Ken Thrower from the Calgary Police Service. “But we are going to check and obviously if there’s information pointing anywhere else in the city we are going to give that special attention. We will look at those and determine if there are any other pockets of this.”
During a five hour period, police issued 25 summonses for stunting, speeding, and equipment violations.
In one case, a vehicle was caught travelling 251 km/h on Stoney Trail near Glenmore Trail.
Thrower adds that not everyone has bad intentions.
“They just want to go out there socialize show their cars. It’s the few bad apples that want to show up either on the way there doing break stands, causing attention to themselves, racing down the road.”
He says police plan to step up patrols.
“As a result of that, we are going to step up our efforts because that information told us intelligence-wise this is occurring. So if there’s any other information from the public, if there’s racing in the city, call Crime Stoppers, call us, and we will look into it.”