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CHP: Officers bust illegal car club in Bouquet Canyon


Cliff notes:

1) Residents complaints.
2) Cyclist complaints, non motorized.
3) Hikers and Pedestrians complaints.

Why am I posting this ?, as a lot of people like to head to the Rock store on any given weekend to one of the many back roads in the Santa Monica Mtn area, it's only a matter of time before LEO (CHP & Sheriffs) + what ever other LEO agency that might get involved in "Shutting it Down" Just passing it along, don't get caught up in a driving group.


A joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

Charged are Armen Laloyan, 37, of Hesperia and a juvenile whose identity has not been disclosed, said CHP Officer John Lutz.

CHP officers, together with Alcoholic Beverage Control and U.S. Forest Service officers, carried out an operation Sunday focusing on reckless driving in the vicinity of Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road.

In recent months, the Newhall CHP office has received numerous reports of reckless driving within Bouquet Canyon, Lutz said in a news release issued Monday.

With the help of social media, investigators were able to identify a car club dubbed “Realrunners,” Lutz said, which has been “frequenting the area and exploiting the roadway in front of Big Oaks Lodge.”

A three-month investigation into Realrunners activities resulted in the identification of several club members, as well as an abundance of illegal driving actions associated with club events.

On Sunday, plain-clothed personnel from CHP’s Investigative Services Unit and Alcoholic Beverage Control observed Realrunners members performing “burnouts” — that is, spinning their tires on the road — and blocking the roadway on Bouquet Canyon Road in front of Big Oaks Lodge.

Uniformed officers from the Newhall CHP office and the U.S. Forest Service responded to the location and identified the most egregious violators.

Two drivers were taken into custody for violations of exhibition of speed, and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days.

In addition, several other members of the Realrunners club were identified on scene and will be charged for previously committed violations, Lutz said.
 

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Those "real runners" are a bunch of idiots. Glad to see they got what was coming to them. You can find videos all over the internet of them doing stupid stuff, including this awesome video of one of them stopping in the middle of a busy road to try and do a burnout (while failing miserably).

 

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Those "real runners" are a bunch of idiots. Glad to see they got what was coming to them. You can find videos all over the internet of them doing stupid stuff, including this awesome video of one of them stopping in the middle of a busy road to try and do a burnout (while failing miserably).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S66lIjcUQuY


good find. wow, just as a heads up CHP is fixing to do something soon at the rockstore , idk when but who knows when it will happen. :thwack:
 

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Look to be just your typical garden variety Fast N Furious Yo! dopes doing Fast N Furious crap.

I followed the Youtube video and before I even watched it, I knew that:

a) we'd see cars painted matte black, yo.

b) we'd see a lot of plastidip, yo.

c) we'd see 70 decals per car. Must be mounted on an angle, yo.
 

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Look to be just your typical garden variety Fast N Furious Yo! dopes doing Fast N Furious crap.

I followed the Youtube video and before I even watched it, I knew that:

a) we'd see cars painted matte black, yo.

b) we'd see a lot of plastidip, yo.

c) we'd see 70 decals per car. Must be mounted on an angle, yo.
Don't be talkin' sh*t about Mr. White's car club.

yo.
 

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Because... California.
 

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Looks like lazy headline writing. Having a club wasn't illegal, but the stuff they were doing was illegal.
 

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Less than a week after a joint forces crackdown on reckless driving reported on Bouquet Canyon Road, officers of the California Highway Patrol officers were called to the same area for similar reports of reckless driving, a CHP officer said.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, a CHP officer checked a stretch of Bouquet Canyon Road between Texas Canyon Road and the Big Oaks Lodge for reports of 10 to 15 “high performance” cars including Lamborghinis driving at a high rate of speed, CHP Officer A. Mendoza said Sunday.

“An officer went out there but didn’t find any violators,” he said.

Joi Morrice, who works at the Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet, said she spotted at least 10 Lamborghinis near the intersection of Spunky Canyon Road and San Francisquito Road at about 5 p.m. Sunday but not near the lodge.

Morrice said she was compelled last week to tell members of the Realrunners car club not to come back to the lodge.

“We’re a family restaurant. These are not our normal clientele,” she said, referring to car club members. “I ended up shouting at them in the middle of the street and I told them ‘You guys are all done here. I don’t want to see you back here.”

On June 1, a joint forces crackdown on Bouquet Canyon Road reckless drivers led to the arrest of two men identified as members of an illegal racing club, CHP Officer John Lutz said in a news release issued June 2.

CHP officers, together with Alcoholic Beverage Control and U.S. Forest Service officers, carried out an operation focusing on reckless driving in the vicinity of Big Oaks Lodge on Bouquet Canyon Road.

Plain-clothed personnel from CHP’s Investigative Services Unit and Alcoholic Beverage Control observed Realrunners members performing “burnouts” — that is, spinning their tires on the road — and blocking the roadway on Bouquet Canyon Road in front of Big Oaks Lodge, Lutz said.

“It was a complete and total surprise to us,” Morrice said about the June 1 crackdown. “They (joint forces members) showed me their badges, closed the road and impounded a couple of cars.”
http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/121384/

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Its not how fast you go, but how you go fast.

Lets remember that although we have to coolest cars are are clearly the best drivers, that its not our road.
 

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As others noted, how can it be an 'illegal car club'

Is that club illegal?

Are the cars illegal?

Lazy journalism. It should say 'members of a car club driving illegally'

In related news, a Harley riders club near me was arrested for driving 78 miles under the speed limit. :)
 

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After seeing that burnout video I might change the title to "Police bust idiot club with illegally-incomptent driving skills"
 

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Here's how they're illegal. All their cars have been modified for performance. And that's a big no no in CA.
 

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Here's how they're illegal. All their cars have been modified for performance. And that's a big no no in CA.
Not even remotely absolving the byliner(s) of LAZY journalism....although some credit is due for refraining from speculation and personal opinion in the original article.

---It goes WAY further than car mods (which can violate all sorts of CAL/CARB laws and regs).

CAL (as do many states, AND the IRS) have rules (legal statutes, if you want to get all Perry Mason about it) governing 'Social Clubs'.
The R-R 'club' made itself a CLUB, either intentionally or not by forming a group, organizing activities, setting up on FB and communicating with each other, etc. Once they pass those 'hurdles', they are subject to a bunch of requirements which can include applying for a license, issuing a charter, maintaining club officers, obtaining event insurance and/or waivers, even filing as a not-for-profit with the IRS. They become an ILLEGAL CLUB by default (of not fulfilling the requirements).

As always IGNORANCE of the LAW is not an excuse.

This (illegal club) is not the same as the illegal activities they were engaged in and charged with ---it simply piles on top of that.

Here's a very simple taste of some of the regs:
>>> Article 4. Club Licenses :: California Business and Professions Code :: 2009 California Code :: California Code :: US Codes and Statutes :: US Law :: Justia
 

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Let me guess...

Rules written specifically for motorcycle-oriented social organizations?

Hence the "motorcycle gang ..." "THAT'S CLUB!" comedy bits?
 
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