South Fulton Street Racing

The South Fulton Police Department arrested more than 90 people and impounded 45 cars after shutting down a racing event.

A weekend of street racing in South Fulton ended with city and state police arresting more than 90 people and impounding 45 cars.

The South Fulton Police Department worked with multiple agencies early Sunday morning to make the arrests and shut down a racing event on Buffington Highway.

“Illegal street racing is dangerous, both for drivers and spectators,” SFPD public information officer Lt. Jubal Rogers said. “We will continue to monitor street racing activity aggressively and deploy resources to arrest or cite those responsible for this hazardous and unlawful criminal activity.”

Authorities say six guns and around one ounce of marijuana also were seized during the bust.

“This operation would not have been possible without the help of other agencies,” lead investigator Captain Brendan O’Neil said. “Thank you to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, GBI, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, and the City of Atlanta Police Department for their assistance.”

According to O’Neil, the 90 people arrested are facing charges for loitering. The department is still investigating whether any of the confiscated guns belonged to convicted felons.

O’Neil did not provide specific numbers, but said the department has dealt with street racing “countless times over the past year.”

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