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Street Racers Targeted by Enforcement Detail, 119 Summonses Issued

Suffolk County Police today arrested one man and issued various summonses to multiple motorists during a raid involving street racing and reckless driving events.

Suffolk County Police today arrested one man and issued various summonses to multiple motorists during a raid involving street racing and reckless driving events.

In response to numerous community complaints, and previous criminal incidents regarding street racing and reckless driving events, Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers and Fourth Precinct Community Support Unit officers conducted an investigation into multiple locations throughout the Fourth Precinct where drag racing was occurring, assisted by Fourth Precinct Patrol officers, Highway Patrol and Highway Safety Team, Canine Section and Aviation.

The investigation into a street racing group led to a large group of vehicles parked near 88 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack at approximately 10:55 pm where members of the group were engaged in reckless driving. The vehicles then proceeded to a predetermined location at Oval Drive in Islandia, where approximately 200 vehicles and 300 people were believed to be preparing to drag race.

Throughout the night, police issued 119 summonses for various vehicle and traffic law violations.

Nicolas Vaden, 26, of 36 Watergate Lane, Patchogue, was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Resisting Arrest. Vaden was arranged at First District Court in Central Islip on July 23.

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