HARTFORD, Conn. — Drivers are taking part in illegal street races, especially on weekend nights.

The Hartford Police Department says illegal street races have been happening across the city, and that the culprits are ‘quite sophisticated’ in evading police.

Early Sunday morning, police detained dozens of spectators and drivers at a planned race on Flatbush Avenue. Officials say many people managed to escape police.

Over 50 people have been cited for various charges, including reckless driving, driving without a license, and trespassing.

Seven vehicles were towed, and one warrant was served.

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