Police: Six people arrested in Fremont Bridge street racing bust - KPTV - FOX 12

Police: Six people arrested in Fremont Bridge street racing bust

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From top left: Jered Dinan, Justin Grant, Luis Limon-Guzman. From bottom left: Cameren Maynerd, Waylen McAllister, Justin Steward From top left: Jered Dinan, Justin Grant, Luis Limon-Guzman. From bottom left: Cameren Maynerd, Waylen McAllister, Justin Steward
File image of street racers "taking over" the Fremont Bridge in June 2015. File image of street racers "taking over" the Fremont Bridge in June 2015.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Six people were arrested after street racers blocked the Fremont Bridge on consecutive Sundays, according to Portland police.

The Portland Police Bureau launched an enforcement operation in response to complaints of street racing in the city.

In June, FOX 12 reported on a "bridge takeover" involving cars and motorcycles blocking traffic on the Freemont Bridge to perform tricks and "cut donuts." Photos and video from the scene showed traffic blocked and backed up for miles.

Police said the actions and behavior from that group were consistent with what officers encountered during their enforcement efforts the nights of Sept. 20 and Sept. 28. Both September incidents went into the early morning hours.

Officers said drivers of cars and motorcycles blocked all northbound traffic on the Fremont Bridge as others participated in street racing on the lower bridge deck.

Six people were arrested on various charges including reckless driving, recklessly endangering another, driving while revoked, attempt to elude by vehicle, interfering with a peace officer and organizing a speed racing event.

The people arrested were identified Tuesday as Waylen McAllister, 34; Luis Limon-Guzman, 18; Jered Dinan, 26; Justin Grant, 23; Justin Steward, 23; Kameron Maynard, 19.

Portland police said they will continue to respond and conduct future abatement efforts as needed with regard to blocking traffic and street racing.

"The Bureau encourages drivers who seek to race their cars or motorcycles to find a safer, legal alternative to blocking public roadways and putting themselves and others a risk of personal injury," according to a police bureau release, which stated opportunities to use the track are available at the Portland International Raceway.

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