Beverly residents speak out after Ridge Country Club, front yards damaged during 'car caravan drifting event'

Two teenagers were arrested, and several vehicles were impounded after a "car caravan drifting event" took place across Chicago over the weekend.

According to police, officers responded to multiple locations in the city on Saturday night regarding groups of cars driving in circles at "dangerous, high rates of speed."

Around 11 p.m., a group of vehicles that broke off from the larger caravan blocked off the intersection of 103rd and California in the city's Beverly neighborhood and began drifting. Chicago police and Evergreen Park police responded to the scene and as the group fled the scene, they caused damage to several homes' front yards and Ridge Country Club.

Additionally, an unoccupied Evergreen Park police squad car was struck by one of the fleeing vehicles.

Following the incident, Chicago police arrested two teenagers, a 15-year-old and a 19-year-old, and impounded several vehicles and issued citations.

"Well I'm glad they impounded cars but two arrests is not very many. I mean there were a couple hundred people watching," said neighbor Ken Jones.

Alderman Matt O'Shea (19th Ward) says the location of 103rd and California where the drifting took place was not set beforehand, and that Chicago police are reviewing surveillance video to identify other vehicles involved.

"We have a no-chase policy. It's not like these individuals get out of the car to speak to police," said 19th Ward Alderman Matt O'Shea. 

Police are reviewing POD camera video and license plate readers to track down more participants. Violators could be fined up to $10,000 for drifting or drag racing in Chicago.

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Chicago "car caravan drifting event" | Courtesy: CHICAGO CONTRARIAN