Nanaimo RCMP have shut down a drag racing and stunting site that has been operating for several years at Jack Point, near the BC Ferries Duke Point Terminal.
On September 13 officers raided an event with approximately 100 people present where vehicles were stunting and drag racing on the roadway.
Police shut the roadway down for approximately four hours while they seized vehicles, issued tickets and dispersed those in attendance.
10 vehicles were impounded, 30 violations were issued under the Motor Vehicle Act, 23 Notice and Orders were handed out for various vehicle defects and 11 vehicle inspection orders were delivered to drivers of vehicles deemed unsafe to be on any roadway.
“City of Nanaimo officials have spent countless hours and dollars installing traffic calming measures with the purpose of dissuading these activities,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
“Various enforcement actions over the years have failed to stop the activities. Stunting and drag racing on roadways is a dangerous practice and will not be allowed or tolerated by the Nanaimo RCMP.”
The Nanaimo RCMP say they are still investigating and fully expect participants to set up at an alternate location.
Anyone with information about illegal activity or the new illegal drag race location is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.