Police say illegal street racing and car stunt are still a major problem during the coronavirus lockdown.

WATCH: Officers crack down on drag racing in Doraville park

More than 100 people were cited for loitering after Doraville police broke up an illegal drag racing event earlier this month.

The crowd was gathered at Honeysuckle Park on Pleasant Valley Drive, police told Channel 2 Action News. Since Thursday, Doraville residents have been under a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

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Doraville police Officer Gene Callaway told Channel 2 that stunt driving and street racing is not only illegal, it unnecessarily exposes officers to the virus. They are cracking down on the practice.

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“You start coming into Doraville, and you want to start dragging in the parking lot, we’re going to get you,” Callaway said. 

During the bust earlier this month, police were unable to identify how many in the crowd were actually driving, he said. Instead, they issued citations for loitering in a small park.

Three people, all in their 20s, were also arrested on outstanding warrants, Channel 2 reported. Dash camera video obtained by the news station showed dozens of cars jammed into a parking lot near a sports field.

“This doesn’t need to keep going on,” Callaway said.

Read the full story from Channel 2 Action News here

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