SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Three people are arrested after a string of illegal siding that roamed the city and county of Sacramento on Saturday night.
Hundreds of cars were involved in total, and police say the night was so full of service calls that they were confined to “no officers” across the city for several hours.
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Cell phone videos captured the revving engines and screeching tires in a residential area of Natomas.
Drivers made donuts in just one of several illegal auto shows across Sacramento. Dispatch audio describes some of the things the officers encountered.
“Sac PD has canceled a sideline, several vehicles are now on the motorway, heading south 5 from Arena. Original report said about 60 vehicles, ”said a bit of audio.
Sacramento Police Chief Norm Leong posted on Twitter that there were so many calls for the service on Saturday night that the police ran out of available officers.
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“Someone asked me why the officers weren’t dealing with the very noisy racing cars in the early hours of the morning last night. I don’t think most people realize that we don’t have enough officers on busy nights… there were limited no officers in town for several hours last night, ”Leong tweeted.
Someone asked me why the officers weren’t dealing with the very noisy racing cars in the early hours of the morning last night. I don’t think most people realize that we don’t have enough officers on busy nights … last night there were limited officers across town for several hours.
– Captain Norm Leong (@NormLeong) October 10, 2021
A police spokesman wrote that in addition to the sideline activities that were roaming the town and county, officers were called in to release Aftershock and called to a homicide investigation.
The Sacramento Police Department issued a public notice of sideline shows just a week ago and included a dashcam video showing viewers throwing items at a patrol car.
Illegal sideshows turned public streets into screeching stages, leaving police resources empty.
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Sacramento Police report that a vehicle was towed last night and three vehicles were followed. Three drivers were arrested for persecution and negligence.