Portland street racing an ongoing problem

Multnomah County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Street racing continues to be an ongoing problem in Portland. 

Sunday night Portland police arrested 3 people who were allegedly blocking traffic and doing donuts on I-84 between 162nd and 181st. Noah Terry, 20, Nageso Gebeyessa, 27, and 22-year-old Codie Schoene face various charges. 

Terry is charged with reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. Gebeyessa and Schoene were both booked into jail for criminal trespass.

Last October, KOIN 6 News crews connected with a street racer to get an inside look at how this underground world operates. Our cameras followed illegal street racers into empty lots in industrial areas where they did donuts, burnout and drifting.

Street racer Jake said the most dangerous part of the night is when police show up.

Portland Police Bureau Sgt. Greg Stewart said police have been trying to crack down but they can do little more than issue citations. 

According to city laws, police can only tow vehicles if they make an arrest or if there’s a warrant out for the driver.

Watch: The fast and the dangerous: An inside look at street racing

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