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24 arrested, 12 vehicles towed in streetracing crackdown overnight, San Antonio police say

SAPD: Group had thrown rocks, bottles at squad cars night before

SAN ANTONIOUpdate: Up to 15 people saw their charges dismissed in this case. Read that update here.

Original story: More than 20 people were arrested early Tuesday as San Antonio police busted a group of drivers and passengers who allegedly hurled rocks and bottles at officers and caused multiple traffic violations the night before.

Officials with SAPD said 24 suspects were arrested after people in the group were found throughout the city, including a parking lot in the 600 block of West Theo after midnight.

A total of 33 charges were handed down, police said, and 12 vehicles were towed.

SAPD said charges include riot participation.

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Posted by San Antonio Police Department on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

According to a preliminary report, the group had planned on meeting at various places.

The night before, they allegedly committed multiple traffic violations by blocking off intersections and driving in doughnuts.

The group was also seen throwing rocks and bottles at police squad cars and damaging property, the report said.

Police also responded to the parking lot of the Bexar County Academy around 11 p.m. Monday, where they found more than 100 cars gathered there.

That group was allegedly racing, spinning and drifting on the parking lot.


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