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Curbing the racers…
Pearsall police have undertaken a new directive to crack down on illegal street racing downtown and have indicated they will give no leniency in the enforcement.
“We are constantly receiving complaints from the community in reference to vehicles, both motorcycles and automobiles, driving recklessly and being loud and obnoxious,” Chief Peter Salinas said this week. “We are asking the public to help curb the spike and report the dangerous activity.”
Salinas has directed his officers to issue citations to the drivers and immediately impound their vehicles. The department has received several calls regarding cars spinning donuts and leaving visible skid marks on the roadway, he said.
“The vehicles will not be released to the driver or another licensed driver for these types of violations,” the chief said.
According to Texas Transportation Code, 547.604, a motor vehicle shall be equipped with a muffler in good working condition that continually operates to prevent excessive or unusual noise; a person may not use a muffler cutout, bypass, or similar device on a motor vehicle.
The police chief is warning those who refuse to abide by the law and continue to race through town, play loud music, throttle their engines or who have an excessively loud vehicle that officers will pull them over and issue a ticket.
“We are taking these complaints very seriously and wish to warn these racers and reckless drivers once again,” the police chief said. “You will be issued a citation and have your vehicle impounded for these types of violations.”