Detroit Police Department Task Force Cracks Down on Drag Racing

Following complaints from residents, the Detroit Police Department is cracking down on illegal drag racing.

The Detroit Police Department has launched a new task force to address illegal drag racing. Officers are focusing mainly on organized, unsanctioned race events.

Sergeant Cassandra Louis says tickets will not only be given to the racers, but also to spectators.

“What people need to understand is that even if you are a patron and not physically racing, if your car is in the area while you are watching, your car can be towed and forfeited,” Louis says. 

Louis says confiscated vehicles will cost $1,800 to reclaim. She says the force is targeting popular areas for drag racing.


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.