A biker arrested for participating in illegal races in Vélez-Málaga

A biker arrested for participating in illegal races in Vélez-Málaga

The Juan Carlos I Avenue, which connects Vélez-Málaga with Torre del Mar, became an improvised race track last Friday night, in which nearly a hundred vehicles gathered, among 'spectators' and participants in this reckless practice. The Local Police displaced the area to various crews, after receiving numerous neighborhood calls, alerting that illegal races between cars and motorcycles were taking place.

After dissolving the concentrations, proceedings were conducted against a motorcycle driver, who was arrested, accused of an alleged crime against traffic safety. In addition, various sanctions were filed against other drivers. The Councilor for Citizen Security, Chema Domínguez (PSOE), explained, in statements to the chain Ser en la Axarquía, that they are going to strengthen surveillance in this area at night, as well as in others where complaints have also been received for ilegal races.

In addition, he pointed out that they will also increase controls in the Torre del Mar area, where last Saturday night there were large crowds of young people on the seafront, carrying out large bottles, a practice that has been prohibited for years, without respecting security measures against coronavirus. "I appeal to the responsibility of parents and young people, we are in a pandemic situation and here it seems that there are behaviors of people as if nothing had happened," he said.

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