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SPD cracking down on cruising as weather warms up

The city's Engineering Department reports the Red River would start flowing over the concrete...
The city's Engineering Department reports the Red River would start flowing over the concrete barrier near Clyde Fant and East 70th at 36.1 feet.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 3:59 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Shreveport Police Department is targeting cruising around the city.

In the past, cruising has been known to lead to traffic issues.

“We continuously run operations to address cruising in various hotspots. We address by traffic citations, vehicle impounds, and even arrests when it is warranted,” said SPD spokesperson, Sgt. Glen Heckard.

Many in Shreveport say in particular, Clyde Fant Parkway is a problem spot for drag racing too. A number of citizens think the problem needs to be addressed.

“Drag racing isn’t good because someone can get hurt, but going around pulling people over for driving slow is wrong,” Angel Taylor says.

Several people also mentioned the ongoing violence in the city, stressing how that’s a much more important issue than cruising.

“I understand that people driving super slow on the roads can lead to traffic problems,” Jamie DeLafuente says. “Still, we have a shooting almost every other day here, they need to fix it.”

Many say they hope police will focus on other issues.

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