Police says more needs to be done to stop racing

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas constabulary accidental a teen has been arrested for past Friday’s thoroughfare racing incidental that took the beingness of a 73-year-old pistillate who was walking her dog.

They’ve besides identified a 2nd teen operator and are moving to marque an arrest.

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Almost each time Linda Pearson would locomotion her dog, ever taking clip to cheque successful connected her neighbors.

“She would accidental Hi to everyone present successful the neighborhood,” Axel Arguello said. “She was truly nice.”

Dallas constabulary said she was struck by a achromatic Chevy Impala racing a yellowish Chevy Camaro down Ferguson Road past Friday afternoon. Both drivers near the scene. Pearson and her canine did not survive.

“When I heard what happened I wasn’t surprised,” Arguello said.

“We conscionable got to dilatory radical down,” Vikki Honkala said. “How that happens I don’t know.”

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Tonight, Councilwoman Paula Blackmon hosted a virtual assemblage gathering to code this metropolis wide problem, inviting Police Chief Eddie Garcia.

“We are moving hard,” Paula Blackmon said. “We are moving to get this right.”

Garcia said that — successful the past twelvemonth — the Street Racing Task Force has answered 8,300 calls, issued much than 7,000 citations and made much than 1,000 misdemeanor and 200 felony arrests. 1,000+ vehicles person been towed.

“This section is moving precise hard nevertheless we’re not doing capable collectively,” Garcia said.

He present wants to spot much nationalist acquisition connected the dangers of thoroughfare racing, authorities that volition assistance deter it and the engineering of metropolis roads to marque them little charismatic to thoroughfare racers.

From narrowing Ferguson to lowering the velocity limit, contiguous metropolis proscription officials told residents they’re considering aggregate options to marque the roadworthy little charismatic to thoroughfare racing.

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Anyone who witnesses thoroughfare racing tin usage the iWatch Dallas app to study it to police.

Erin Jones

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