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City cracks down on cruisers

March 25, 2001

City cracks down on cruisers

Cruiser Crack-downPhoto: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer

Hagerstown City Police cracked down on cruisers Friday evening, citing 16 people for violating the city's cruising ordinance.

Officers charged 13 adults and three minors.

The no-cruising area includes part of Dual Highway and East Franklin Street between Cleveland Avenue and North Potomac Street, North Potomac Street from East Franklin Street to East Washington Street and part of East Washington Street and the Dual Highway from North Potomac Street to Cleveland Avenue, police said.

Violators were charged after driving past a designated control point three or more times within a two-hour period, police said.

Three drivers were also charged with operating loud stereos in violation of the state motor vehicle law. One person was cited on a littering violation.

Cruising is prohibited in that area from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and violators face a possible fine of $250.

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