NEWPORT BEACH— In continuing with efforts to address increasing instances of street racing and the number of vehicles with loud/modified vehicle exhaust, the Newport Beach Police Department’s Traffic Division hosted an enforcement operation this past weekend.
On Saturday, August 13, 2022, a joint enforcement operation utilizing motorcycle officers and other police officers from the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD), Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD), Laguna Beach Police Department (LBPD), Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD), California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Santa Ana Office, as well as two referees from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) participated in enforcement efforts along Coastal Orange County as well as freeway and arterial access points to the coast.
Because of this successful joint 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 by a BAR Referee
1 Vehicles were cited for exceeding 100 MPH
3 Vehicles were stopped and the drivers/passengers were arrested for (1) possession of a loaded firearm, (1) unlicensed driver/warrants and (1) evading a peace officer.