SDPD Impounds Vehicles involved in Illegal Intersection Takeover in University City


As posted on Facebook @sandiegopolicedepartment: We investigate all types of crimes and no crime is too insignificant. The San Diego Police Department recently identified the vehicles involved in illegal street racing and intersection takeovers on Christmas day. On the evening of December 25th, SDPD received 911 calls from community members in the Mission Valley and University City neighborhoods regarding vehicles involved in illegal street racing, stunt driving, and intersection takeovers. These activities are dangerous and risk the safety of the drivers, spectators, and uninvolved community members.

SDPD requested and received court orders to seize these vehicles. Investigators found and impounded 13 of the vehicles in February. Each vehicle will be stored for 30 days, and the owner will be required to pay the storage fees ranging from $1,800 – $2,000. As drivers of these vehicles are identified and arrested, they face potential imprisonment for 90 days, fines of $1,000, 40 days of community service, and a 6-month license suspension.

SDPD remains committed to ensuring everyone’s safety on city streets. Officers will continue to investigate illegal street racing, stunt driving, and intersection takeovers. SDPD will identify the drivers, impound their vehicles, and work with the San Diego City Attorney and San Diego County District Attorney to request prosecution as appropriate. Courtesy photo from SDPD.

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