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AR county cracking down on speeding and racing

Radar guns are out as officials in one Arkansas county are cracking down on speeding and racing. (Source: KARK) Radar guns are out as officials in one Arkansas county are cracking down on speeding and racing. (Source: KARK)
LONOKE COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

Radar guns are out as officials in one Arkansas county are cracking down on speeding and racing.

According to KARK, authorities in Lonoke County are on alert after street racing led to a deadly crash in North Little Rock Wednesday.

Just hours later, the sheriff's office says deputies witnessed a street race on Highway 67-167 between the Cabot exits.

Speeds reached 100 miles an hour and everyone involved was 16 years old or younger.

"It's a zero-tolerance policy that we do have because it's so dangerous," Capt. David Bufford says. "How can you justify driving 100-plus miles an hour?"

But in this rural county that covers 800 square miles the sheriff's office says only two or three deputies are out patrolling on any given shift.

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