New bill would help crackdown on street racing

A local lawmaker is proposing changes to crackdown on illegal street facing in Central Florida.

Last year, the Orange County Sheriff's Office created a special unit dedicated to stopping street racing.

Under the current law, deputies can only make arrests if they witness the racing.

But under a new bill, law enforcement would be able to make arrests without witnessing any racing and without having a warrant.

Instead, they would be able to build a case using evidence like video and witness accounts.

So far, the bill has passed the Florida House and Senate. Next, it goes to Governor Ron DeSantis' desk.

Florida Senator Linda Stewart, who is backing the bill, says she expects DeSantis to sign it into law.