Portland police: Weekend street racing foiled (copy)

A car pulled over by Portland police on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2021, foiling an attempt at weekend street racing.

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of a bill Thursday that would increase penalties for organized street racing.

Senate Bill 615 would increase penalties that were put in place by an ordinance passed by city commissioners in 2021 to make organized street racing and street takeovers a crime.

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