At least 8 arrested on city’s Northwest Side in crackdown on illegal street racing

Officers pelted with eggs during crackdown, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested at least eight drivers during a late night crackdown on illegal street racing.

Officers arrived at the parking lot of the Bexar County Academy around 11 p.m. Monday and reportedly found more than 100 cars gathered there.

Police say the drivers had been racing and doing maneuvers, such as drifting and spinning, in the parking lot, located near Bandera Road and Hillcrest Avenue.

Once officers arrived, however, some of the crowd began to speed away from the area.

Some drivers also hurled raw eggs at the officers, hitting one sergeant and several patrol cars, police said.

Officers were able to arrest one driver easily after his car crashed into one of theirs.

Police say this was the second crackdown of the night on street racing.

In all, they took eight people into custody in connection with what they say is an ongoing problem throughout the city.

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