An eight-hour crackdown on illegal street racing on Interstate 695 and other local highways led to 130 traffic stops Friday night, Maryland State Police said.

Police say their joint operation with other local police agencies resulted in 120 citations, 93 warnings and 58 safety equipment repair orders being issued. In addition to the beltway, police patrolled Interstate 70, Interstate 795, Baltimore National Pike, Security Boulevard, and Pulaski Highway looking for vehicles involved in races. They say this year's operation led to exactly twice as many traffic stops as a similar operation a year ago.  

So far in 2019, at least three people have been killed while taking part in street races in Baltimore County alone, police said.