Philadelphia Police Seized a Lime-Green Dodge Charger for Doing Burnouts in the Street

The Philadelphia authorities have tracked down, towed, and impounded a lime-green Dodge Charger after footage from a car meet showed the car doing burnouts. Police are thus trying to stop drifting and other dangerous maneuvers on the city streets.
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The video analyzed by the police officers showed footage from a car meet that took place last weekend. A 2019 Dodge Charger was seen doing burnouts at Broad Street and Washington Avenue in Philadelphia. Dozens of people stood around and watched, which jammed traffic in the area. Because of the crowd, other motorists had to wait for the irresponsible drivers to end their show off.

The vehicle was seized on Tuesday at Mount Laurel, New Jersey, apartment complex. The Philadelphia Police Department shared photos of the car being towed away on former Twitter/current X. The police officers checked images caught at car meet-ups in the past few months. To track it down, the Philadelphia Police collaborated with the officers from New Jersey and Mount Laurel. Police also knocked on the door at the address where the car is registered, but nobody seemed to be at home.

Twenty-four hours later, the authorities shared photos of another car being seized from Royersford, Montgomery County. Police are looking for a third car that did hazardous maneuvers at the illegal car meet.

Captain Jason Smith, commanding officer of the Philadelphia Police Deparment’s major crimes unit, says that he had seen the Dodge doing donuts with his own eyes at the intersection of Frankford and Cotton avenues in the Northeast. "It was basically spirallng out of control," Smith said.

The Philadelphia Police are now trying to track down more vehicles that participated in the illegal car meet. They will have the exact same fate as the Dodge: they will be towed away and impounded. Authorities are holding them as evidence in criminal investigations. Captain Smith claims it could take up to six months, a year, or even longer. He and his team are now trying to determine whether the owner of the car or someone else was doing the burnouts in downtown Philly.

When the investigation is over, the two cars will be taken to an impound lot near the airport in South Philadelphia. The owner of each car will have to pay $175 towing and storage fees, which mean $25 for the first five days and $30 for every day after that. If nobody claims the car within 30 days from its arrival, police can apply a salvage title, and the car can be sold at auction.

On September 13, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill that empowers police to issue violations to drivers who are caught drifting or doing burnouts, blocking intersections, or playing music loudly. Fines range from $300 to $2,000.

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