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2 arrested, 22 cited by Portland police over street racing

July 17, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people were arrested and 22 others were cited in Portland in a police operation targeting people who gather and participate in street racing.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Raymond Grant was arrested Sunday after fleeing an area where street racers had gathered. Another person was arrested on an outstanding reckless driving warrant.

Grant was charged with attempting to elude a police officer, recklessly endangering another person and reckless driving. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer.

During the operation, police say officers learned of a vehicle near Swan Island that crashed into a parked car and nearly hit several pedestrians. Court documents say street racers had gathered where the crash happened and people fled. Police say Grant fled in another vehicle.

At least four people have died in Portland street-racing related crashes in the past four years.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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