Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- Minnesota State Troopers made almost 40 arrests and pulled over more than 500 people during street racing patrols in Minneapolis over the weekend.

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The State Patrol reports 17 people were arrested and nearly 50 were cited Friday night. 11 of the arrests were for suspected DWI and most of the citations were for driving without a valid license. Three citations were for reckless driving.

Troopers also reported three people were apprehended after they allegedly attempted to flee law enforcement. The patrol also says multiple people were cited for being in possession of illegal fireworks. 

Troopers made another 20 arrests Saturday night, 11 of which were for suspected DWI. Multiple motorcyclists and motorists were cited for racing. The State Patrol says one person attempted to flee troopers Saturday. That individual reportedly discarded a firearm in their attempted escape. 

Troopers arrested the subject and recovered the gun. The State Patrol was assisted by local law enforcement and air patrol.

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