Portland police announce a new crackdown on street racing

In a video post, Portland police said they will be taking more action against “street takeover events” in the wake of a city ordinance passed in August.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Street takeovers have become a big problem in the city of Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau says five people have been killed in the last year during what they call “street takeovers.”  We’re talking about people using a road or space open to the public, such as a parking lot, freeway or alley, for exhibitions of speed or stunt-driving in circles or around corners. 

A Portland city ordinance went into effect a month ago

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