STOCKTON (CBS13) — Law enforcement officers were on a mission against “sideshows” over this weekend in San Joaquin County.
Sideshows in Stockton and Lodi were targeted in the most recent mission.READ MORE: VIDEO: Drone Helps West Sacramento Police Find Suspect Who Allegedly Put Gun To Person’s Head
Stockton police say, Saturday night, a total of 15 cars were stopped – resulting in 9 vehicles impounded and 8 people being arrested.
Two handguns were also confiscated in the stops, police say.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Announces ‘California Dream Vacations’ COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative
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Officers urge people to remember that sideshows are not only illegal, they’re also dangerous. IIn one sideshow in Natomas back in September, a Sacramento State student was struck by a car and left with a severe brain injury and internal bleeding. He had to spend two months in the hospital.MORE NEWS: Popular Big Sur Trail To Reopen After 13-Year Closure