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Royal Oak police aggressively cracking down on cruisers this summer

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 12:56:22-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — Royal Oak police say they will be cracking down on cruisers along Woodward Ave. this year. According to police, they will be "taking a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity involving cruisers on Woodward."

According to police, they will be targeting speeding, loud music, littering and more as they receive complaints every year when the weather warms up.

"The summer-long activity is incredibly disruptive to the otherwise quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods adjacent to Woodward," the release from police say.

“We are proud of Woodward’s strong heritage and the role we play in keeping the Dream Cruise a safe event for its fans,” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. “But the neighbors and businesses along Woodard have had enough with the summer-long activity. For the last few years, we have tried just asking motorists to move along and enforcing the more serious infractions, however, it has become like herding cats and it is pulling a tremendous amount of police resources."

According to police, they are following what residents and business owners want by taking a more aggressive approach to the issue.

On top of that, police are reminding people that it is illegal to park on private property. Most of the businesses, police say, have granted police permission to enforce the activity.