DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - The Douglas Police Department issued a warning to citizens about the consequences people can face for drag racing in the area.
Douglas police said they have received several reports of street racing in residential areas.
Drag racers choose roads that are long and straight but authorities said racers don't realize how much danger they are putting themselves and others in.
Douglas Police Chief Gary Casteloes wants to remind citizens that though drag racing is not a felony, it is still a violation of the law.
"We would issue a citation for the appropriate offense, whether it be drag race, contagion drag or aggressive driving. They do have the option of going to court, or posting a cash bond prior to court," explained Casteloes.
Penalties can be anything from $100 to license suspension.
If you have any information on street racing in your area, you are asked to call your local police.