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OC District Attorney’s Office, ‘Fast and Furious’ Actors Work To End Street Racing And Takeovers

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With the help of actors from the “Fast and Furious” films, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer revealed his campaign against street takeovers and street racing on Friday.

As part of this campaign, Spitzer’s office created a public notice that can be used nationwide, they said in a press release.

Spitzer was joined Friday by actor Sung Kang, who played Han Lue in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and who headed the OCDA’s PSA, and Cody Walker, brother of the late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker .

“I wish our special effects could bring our loved ones back, but unfortunately that won’t be the case,” Kang said. “We are honored to be part of such an important message. Stop driving the streets and get on the track!”

Walker, who appeared virtually, was referring to his late brother, who died in 2013 while driving in a speeding Porsche that crashed in Valencia.

“Like many of you, I lost someone to reckless driving,” Walker said. “I think those of us who want to go fast or have something to prove often don’t consider the lives of those around us. You endanger not only you but everyone else around you. So don’t be stupid, take it to the track. There is someone at home who loves you and expects you to come back. It’s not worth the risk I promise.”

Street racing and takeovers have increased during the pandemic as fewer people took to the streets.

In 2020, the Office of the OCDA 10 joined other law enforcement agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, to form a task force against street racing.

“To date we have issued more than 3,000 notices. We made about 300 arrests and confiscated countless vehicles,” said Denise Sofa of the CHP.

Spitzer stressed that he also plans to crack down on those who street race illegally, promising to prosecute them “to the fullest extent of the law.”

“Taking over roads, destroying intersections and driving at nearly 300 km/h in traffic next to innocent drivers and passengers are dangerous and violent crimes and must be treated as such,” he said. “Nobody – and I mean nobody – can kill an innocent bystander to get a high-speed adrenaline rush and get away with it in Orange County.”

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Ethan Gach

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