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Eastside Las Vegas neighbors frustrated over reckless drivers

Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 08:03:45-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some east Las Vegas residents are fed up over reckless drivers acting out on their neighborhood streets.

Ring camera footage shows drivers spinning out as recently as a few days ago along Los Felez near Owens Avenue.

“It’s gotten much worse recently,” says Brian Green, neighbor.

One of the videos shows an SUV speeding past, burning out then heading back the other direction.

Green say it’s been going on for years.

“We understand that the police department has a lot of things to deal with, fully understand that, but this has become so chronic now that it's fearful that someone is going to die,” says Green.

Northeast valley residents aren’t the only ones fed up.

Near Hollywood and Charleston boulevards, neighbors shared videos with 13 Action News in 2018 of the same thing.

“One time my husband painted a speed bump in the road and did slow down for it until they realized it was totally flat but it worked for a while,” said one neighbor.

Green reached out to Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who serves his area, and said that Las Vegas police has conducted a few sting operations in his area already, one of them totaling 70 citations, 5 arrests and 5 cars impounded.

Kirkpatrick also said she would ask the police department to have someone out again, but neighbors say there needs to be a better solution.

13 Action News will be following up with county officials on behalf of those residents to see what else can be done.