City Council addressing 'peel-outs'

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The Lufkin City Council will address the police department's proposal to crack down on "exhibitions of acceleration" in a future meeting.

The act, commonly referred to as "peeling out," is when a motorist spins their tires while accelerating from a stopped position.

According to a letter from Assistant Chief Gerald Williamson, the only state law which covers peel-outs is a Class B misdemeanor, which requires police to arrest the offender.

The proposed city ordinance states a motorist who peels out would face a Class C misdemeanor, with a maximum fine of $500.

Williamson stated in the letter that the ordinance follows what many cities in Texas have done to address the problem.

The item was originally placed on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting, but was taken off because all the paperwork is not ready.

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