ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is following through on its efforts to crack down on reckless driving downtown.
At least six people were arrested over Labor Day weekend. The charges range from careless and reckless driving to unlawful use of a weapon, felony resisting, and other traffic-related offenses.
The cruising was going on in Downtown and the Old North neighborhoods.
The driver of the grey Dodge Charger featured in the slideshow below is the same vehicle involved in an incident last week on Chouteau. The vehicle has been seen in videos of street racing and performing donuts and spinouts for months. Police said was issued four citations for careless and reckless driving as well as a citation for not having a driver’s license.
FOX 2 has been pushing law enforcement and city officials for answers about why no arrests had been made when the license plate was visible in the videos.
Brad Waldrop works downtown and has also been keeping close tabs on the street racing and reckless driving.
Waldrop said although he is pleased with the arrests, he knows it hasn’t solved the problem and thinks we still have a long way to go. He does believe the city can get past the problem of reckless driving if property owners work together and city officials give police the resources they need.