SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – It was an active weekend of illegal sideshow activity in the Sacramento region, but law enforcement officers were out to stop as many participants as they could.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office says, late Friday night, deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the 4700 block of Garden Highway to investigate a report of reckless driving. At the scene, deputies found about 40-50 cars were in the middle of a sideshow.READ MORE: Sacramento Metro Fire Ramps Up Fire Resources For Fourth Of July Weekend
Several cars turned tail and tried to get away once law enforcement showed up. Deputies say several pedestrians allegedly put themselves in the way of patrol vehicles to help drivers escape.
In the end, deputies arrested one man – 25-year-old Yuba City resident Kalob Greylock – and also issued several citations. A number of cars were also towed, deputies say.READ MORE: 'We're Sick Of The Number 22': Local Veterans Launch Nonprofit In Roseville To Help Other Veterans In Need
Greylock is facing charges of obstruction of justice.
Sacramento police say they also issued 17 citations and towed 14 vehicles in one operation against a sideshow on Sunday. The Sacramento incident also resulted in two arrests, two police chases and two Smog referrals.
Law enforcement officers in California have been trying to clamp down on illegal sideshows, which are known for attracting large crowds but have also left people with serious injuries.MORE NEWS: 3 Homes Among Structures Destroyed By Fire In Olivehurst
Last year, CHP got a new grant to help fund a task force against sideshows.