After Death Of 73-Year-Old Woman And Dog, Dallas Police Chief Says More Needs To Be Done To Stop Street Racing – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas authorities state a teenager has actually been jailed for last Friday’s street racing event that took the life of a 73-year-old female who was strolling her canine.

They’ve likewise determined a 2nd teenager chauffeur and are working to make an arrest.

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Practically every day Linda Pearson would stroll her canine, constantly requiring time to sign in on her next-door neighbors.

“She would say Hi to everyone here in the neighborhood,” Axel Arguello stated. “She was really nice.”

Dallas authorities stated she was struck by a black Chevy Impala racing a yellow Chevy Camaro down Ferguson Roadway last Friday afternoon. Both chauffeurs left the scene. Pearson and her canine did not make it through.

“When I heard what happened I wasn’t surprised,” Arguello stated.

“We just got to slow people down,” Vikki Honkala stated. “How that happens I don’t know.”

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Tonight, Councilwoman Paula Blackmon hosted a virtual neighborhood conference to resolve this city large issue, welcoming Cops Chief Eddie Garcia.

“We are working hard,” Paula Blackmon stated. “We are working to get this right.”

Garcia stated that — in the in 2015 — the Street Racing Job Force has actually addressed 8,300 calls, provided more than 7,000 citations and made more than 1,000 misdemeanor and 200 felony arrests. 1,000+ cars have actually been hauled.

“This department is working very hard however we’re not doing enough collectively,” Garcia stated.

He now wishes to see more public education on the risks of street racing, legislation that will assist hinder it and the engineering of city roadways to make them less appealing to street racers.

From narrowing Ferguson to decreasing the speed limitation, tonight city transport authorities informed locals they’re thinking about numerous choices to make the roadway less appealing to street racing.

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Anybody who witnesses street racing can utilize the iWatch Dallas app to report it to authorities.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.