Up until the Easter weekend drag racing instances across the city, many Baton Rouge leaders felt that the problem was under control.

East Baton Rouge metro councilman Rowdy Gaudet says data given to him by the Baton Rouge Police Department three weeks ago shows that the number of drag racing citations given out was down from the previous two years.

“I think what we saw over a holiday weekend was an organized effort over social media,” Gaudet said. “Folks were told where to go, where to gather and what was going to happen. So now, what we’re seeing play out is the police response to that.”

But for many residents and business leaders, the numbers don’t paint the entire picture. They’re frustrated with what they call weekly instances of drag racing in their neighborhoods. Cars not only racing in the streets, but stunt driving in intersections and parking lots.

READ MORE: https://unfilteredwithkiran.com/baton-rouge-councilman-tackles-stunt-racing-drag-racing-issue/

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