Atlanta Police Make Arrests for Street Racing

Icon  May 18, 2020 | By analytics

This weekend Atlanta issued 114 citations and impounded almost thirty vehicles according to an 11 Alive News report.  Additionally, APD made 44 arrests and recovered 4 firearms.

Arrests were made for “laying drag.” The law governing “laying drag” is found at O.C.G.A. § 40-6-251.

Laying Drag – O.C.G.A. §  40-6-251

No driver of any motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle upon the public streets, highways, public or private driveways, airport runways, or parking lots in such a manner as to create a danger to persons or property by intentionally and unnecessarily causing the vehicle to move in a zigzag or circular course or to gyrate or spin around, except to avoid a collision or injury or damage.

This crime is punishable as a misdemeanor if there there is a conviction. 

Points on License

A conviction for Laying Drag in Georgia carries with it three points onto your Georgia’s driver’s license.

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