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New offense of aggravated reckless driving aims to stop drag racing

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 25, 2022 6:31 AM CT | Published: January 25, 2022 4:00 AM CT

State Rep. John Gillespie, a Memphis Republican, intends to make it easier to prosecute drag racers with an offense more severe than mere reckless driving.


John Gillespie Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich drag racing
Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.

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