The arrest Tuesday of a Canyon Country man on suspicion of participating in an illegal speed contest brings to eight the number of local men charged with illegal racing in the Santa Clarita Valley in the past month.
Christian Ramirezsalvador, 32, was arrested shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputies.
The accused man, who works as a cook according to arresting deputies, was arrested on a misdemeanor, for allegedly taking part in an illegal speed contest.
The arrest comes on the heels of a joint forces crackdown on illegal speed racing in the Santa Clarita Valley.
On the night of June 29, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station deputies and California Highway Patrol officers arrested at least 109 people at an illegal street racing event in the Valencia Commerce Center in Castaic.
Seven of those people arrested were men suspected of taking an active part in the event.
A total of 102 people were cited for simply watching drivers race and engage in stunts such as “burnouts” “donuts” and “drifting,” California Highway Patrol Captain Edward Krusey told The Signal a week ago.
The 102 suspects were cited for allegedly watching the event – commonly referred to as Sideshow – and were released at the scene.
The seven accused men – now eight – range in age from 19 to 34.
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